POSTED: November 29th 2014
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Generations For Peace volunteers from 11 countries attend the 4th Samsung Advanced Training session

Thirty-three volunteers participated in the training program / Generations For Peace
Thirty-three volunteers participated in the training program / Generations For Peace

Fadi Awni Abu Shamat, Corporate Marketing Director of Samsung Electronics Levant Company (left) and HRH Prince Feisal Al-Hussein, Founder and Chairman of Generations For Peace / Generations For Peace
Fadi Awni Abu Shamat, Corporate Marketing Director of Samsung Electronics Levant Company (left) and HRH Prince Feisal Al-Hussein, Founder and Chairman of Generations For Peace / Generations For Peace

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Generations For Peace volunteer workers coming from 11 countries attended the 4th Samsung Advanced Training to gain more insight on how to bring about change in their own conflicted communities.

Thirty-three experienced volunteers participating in 21 Generations For Peace Programmes met at the organization’s headquarters in Amman, Jordan 22-26 November for an intense session to help them to better work in the field. Representatives participated from Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Macedonia, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

Electronics giant Samsung has supported Generations For Peace since 2008 and is the title sponsor for the training. In conjunction with Samsung, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Generations For Peace partner in the MENA Region, also is a backer of the training.

“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,” said HRH Prince Feisal Al-Hussein, Founder and Chairman of Generations For Peace. “Our volunteers are transforming conflict, shattering stereotypes and building trust amongst youth across conflict divides. This training, with Samsung’s generous support, is an extremely valuable opportunity to share their successes and challenges, to learn from each other.”

The volunteers went through a selection process and have all recently carried out a 12-month on the ground hands on program and then were evaluated for their impact and sustainability.

The five day session was centered on the signature Generations For Peace curriculum and was put forth by Generations For Peace’s “home grown” Pioneer Facilitators. The curricula included the sharing of success stories and lessons learned in the field, enabling the volunteers to enhance their knowledge of practical peace-building and conflict transformation methodologies, and to identify best practices from one another’s experiences.

“The extraordinary efforts of these volunteers, promoting youth leadership, community empowerment, active tolerance, and responsible citizenship, and reducing violence in their own communities, is something we are extremely proud to support,” said Fadi Awni Abu Shamat, Corporate Marketing Director of Samsung Electronics Levant Company.

“Each year, we see Generations For Peace grow from strength to strength. Learning more, achieving more. We are both bringing our passion and expertise to inspire the world, and create a better future. Samsung is very proud to continue this partnership with Generations For Peace every step of the way,” he added.

Generations For Peace was founded in 2007 by HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein and Sarah Kabbani, dedicated to sustainable peace building and conflict transformation through sport, arts, advocacy, dialogue and empowerment.

The organization is known as one of the “Top 100 NGOs in the World” for 2013 by The Global Journal and is the only peace-through-sport organization officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).


Keywords · Generations For Peace · Prince Feisal Al Hussein · Samsung · Royal Norwegian Embassy · Amman · Jordan


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