Vijay Mehta is the Chair of Uniting for Peace and author of ‘Peace Beyond Borders’
The importance of establishing peaceful schools in our society cannot be overstated as the development of pupils takes place in the early formative school education period when there is a better chance of them becoming peaceful and enlightened citizens or go the wrong way in life. Gandhi said, 'If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children'. Anna Lubelska, along with list of distinguished contributors have done great service in producing the book, 'How to Be a Peaceful School' and also in presenting simple practical steps for building peaceful schools. To develop peacekeeping skills, cultivate values and promote positive peace, this book should be an essential reading for pupils and teachers everywhere.
Dr. Neil Hawkes, Founder of Values-based Education (VbE)
Wow! This book is a must read for all involved in the education and nurture of children in schools and at home. Peace has to be our priority, if we are to survive and flourish on this beautiful planet. Also peace is the cornerstone of good relationships and altruistic behaviour. The book is packed with inspirational ideas about how to create a peaceful school and to nurture peaceful citizens.