Young Peace Ambassadors for Wales was held at the Temple of Peace and Health (Cardiff) last 25th and 26th of July. A mix of young people from Wales between the ages of 14 and 18 together with international volunteers based in Wales met and discussed different dimensions of peace, learning about what would it mean to become a peace ambassador and how to make a difference in their respective communities.
On the first day, they widely discussed what is non-violence and peace. Under the expertise of Jane Harries, peace educator coordinator for WCIA, and Isabel Cartwright, Peace Education Programme Manager at Quakers in Britain, they learn about the non-violent action campaigns pursued by young people across Wales and the UK. The two-day session also included an interactive city tour discussing the different landmarks of Cardiff and Wales’ Peace heritage, and a morning visit to the Senedd.
On the second day, participants had the opportunity to design their own project and prepare a first draft of what will be their action plan as Young Peace Ambassadors. By the end of the day, each participant had taken the first steps to take action for peace in their communities and set the first stones for a new Young Peace Ambassadors Network in Wales.