Become a Peaceworker for a year!

Are you committed to peace and would you like to make a difference? Would you like to spend a year from September 2019 working on a paid/ funded placement which would help you to develop your skills, knowledge and commitment to peace and at the same time support an organisation to work for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world?

If so, why not apply to become a Peaceworker? The scheme is open for applications now, with a closing date of 2nd May. Peaceworkers are funded for a year by Quaker Peace and Social Witness and supported by a host organisation to develop a peace or conflict transformation related project which they can call their own.

Further details regarding the scheme can be found here: www.quaker.org.uk/our-work/peace/peaceworkers, whilst more detailed information and an application form can be found here: www.quaker.org.uk/job-opportunities/jobs. Please consider this opportunity yourself, and promote it widely amongst your networks.

The Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) has been invited to apply to be a host organisation for the scheme, so there is a possibility that a placement could be hosted in the Temple of Peace in Cardiff. If this were to come about, the specific brief of the Peaceworker would be to continue to develop the WCIA’s Peace Schools Scheme and Young Peacemakers Awards. This is part of the legacy of the Wales for Peace project, which explored Wales’ peace heritage since WWI, and how it relates to conflict and peace today. Peace Schools can be either primary or secondary schools, and are places where peace is a common thread in learners’ everyday lives, where the curriculum contains opportunities to learn about and reflect upon stories of peacemakers – from Wales and beyond; and where learners are encouraged to be critical active citizens of Wales and the world.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email janeharries@wcia.org.uk

Don’t hesitate! Apply today and / or spread the news to others in your networks!

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