International Day of Peace

Happy International Day of Peace!

Our team here at Library For All is made up of dreamers. A passionate bunch of people who believe in the possibility of a world with less poverty, less war and more equality. We hope that you will join us one day and together we can build a united world.

Today, International Day of Peace, is yet another reminder for our team of the goal we’re all working towards.

We see a world where every child has access to quality education. Because without education, children become adults without knowledge, unable to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

One of the keys to a more peaceful world, is more educated individuals.

Countries with secondary school enrollment rates that are 10% above the international average have a 3% lower rate of engaging in war. And while 3% might not seem like a lot, consider the fact that over 50 million children currently can’t go to school AT ALL due to violence and conflict! Reducing war worldwide will mean millions of children can return to school and in turn increase our chances of a more peaceful world. Similarly, increasing the number of children in school will see a decrease in the number of conflicts, both local and global.

More education = more peace.

The theme for International Day of Peace this year is ‘Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All’. It’s a reminder that each part of society, big or small, profitable or charitable must work together towards peace.

Today we say thank you to our incredible in-country partners who are working with the next generation of leaders, parents and teachers. And we celebrate the work of many other organisations working in conflict zones to ensure young boys and girls have an education for a brighter, and more peaceful future.

Let’s sow the seeds for peace by starting to educate our next generation!

“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge.” – Dalai Lama XIV