Niamh, aged 13

You can contribute to peace: what actions are you taking in your surroundings, your school, your city or at the international level?

Making peace starts with me

Caring – being caring will help me care about people and their feelings.
Principled – being principled will make me see what’s right and what’s wrong.
Open-minded – being open-minded will teach me how to act when receiving other ideas and opinions.
Reflecting – reflecting makes me realise what I have done well and how I can improve.
Communicator – being a communicator will help to stop arguments or any sort of conflict with just my voice.
Inquirer – being an inquirer will help me to find out what’s going on in the world.
Thinker – it will help me to think about consequences for my actions.
Risk-taker – being a risk-taker will make me try something that I’m not sure about and will give me the confidence to stand up for what I believe in.
Knowledgeable – it informs me on what’s going on in a country knowing the conflicts that take place.
Balanced – ensuring I am calm and at ease in my own life. Helping me to focus on what I can do to help.


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