Jordanians complete a training for nonviolent education

10/15/2014

26 Jordanian teachers and educators have successfully completed a qualification course in nonviolent education at the Berghof Foundation. At the certificate awarding on the 9th October at the Berghof Center in Berlin, the Jordanian Ambassador Dr. Mazen Tal acknowledged the participants' commitment. In a region shaped by uncertainty and crisis they take a stand against violence.

The three-level course was hosted by the Berghof Foundation. First, the participants learned the basic principles of nonviolent education in Amman. Afterwards they tested concrete methods and approaches of violence prevention at their universities, schools and in the work with refugees and victims of violence. In the last course section in Tübingen and Berlin, the participants presented their projects, exchanged experiences and got to know approaches of violence prevention in Germany. During a meeting with the former Minister of Justice, Prof. Dr. Hertha Däubler-Gmelin, they learned, for example, how the right to nonviolent education was enforced in Germany in the year 2000.

The participants went back to Jordan with new ideas and highly motivated to promote nonviolent education in their educational institutions and with concrete projects. The course is part of the project "Fostering Civic and Nonviolent Education in Jordan", funded by the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) with means of the German Federal Foreign Office.