NARPI Summer Peacebuilding 2013, A Success

The third annual NARPI Summer Training once again brought together participants from across Northeast Asia to share and learn during two weeks of peacebuilding training and field trips. Participants, facilitators, staff and volunteers built understanding and friendship in and out of the classroom. Thirty-three participants from mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mongolia, New Zealand, South Korea and Taiwan joined NARPI for two weeks of training from August 5 to 16 at the DMZ Peace-Life Valley in Inje, South Korea, which is, perhaps ironically, in one of the most heavily militarized areas of the world. The training offered the following courses: Conflict and Peace Framework; Theory and Practice of Peace Education; and Trauma Awareness and Healing in the first week; and Restorative Justice: Aiming for Healing and Reconciliation; Gender, Peace and Everyday Life Security; and Nonviolent Communication and Facilitation in the second week. Aside from the courses held, there were cultural nights, musuem tours, visits to the DMZ, and even rafting down a river and catching of fish by hand. 

For more information on the NARPI 2013 Summer Peacebuilding Training, read their 2013 Fall Newsletter pdf here (1.96 MB)