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Mission & Vision

The Peace by Peace (PxP) team envisions a movement, in conjunction with UWC, of empowered youth that are actively engaged in promoting positive peace within their communities.

PxP employs a short course (summer program) that equips students in peacebuilding through conflict resolution skills and a lifetime experience with a diverse group of students.

History

PxP started off as an idea.

The idea was to recreate the same effect UWC Mostar had on the small city around it through IECC, that is to say to force students from two conflictual sides to live together and learn about each other. UWC Mostar believed that this experience would be enough to make these students realize that, after all, the opposite side is not so different and that peace could was achievable.

PxP shares that same belief.

PxP’s purpose then became clear: solve the underlying causes of the conflict through an educational experience facilitated by trained staff, in which young adults from both parties could participate. The project is ambitious and must be designed warily. There is no space for errors as the consequences of even a single mistake could be catastrophic and actually worsen the conflict that we’re trying to resolve. This is why we decided that, in order to gain the necessary expertise and skills, it is essential to try an adapted version of the course on a much less sensitive audience.

The PxP short-course was born.

Core Details

Aims & Objectives

PxP’s activities are based around the UWC mission and values, and aim to help the delegate develop the skills and mindset to create change. Activities are aimed both to be a learning, challenging, yet fun experience, with the hope that delegates return home with something new.

Through discussions, connections, and mindful activities and workshops, PxP’s activities aim to empower and develop the skills for delegates to become leaders and agents of change.

By bringing delegates together, the PxP team aims for its activities to challenge the mindset of its delegates, and to create a safe environment for sharing ideas, perspectives, and cultures, creating mutual understanding.

Program Overview

Peace by Peace is a student-led initiative, with the support of two teaching staff.

The PxP short course will include campus-based activities such as:

  • Workshops
  • Icebreakers
  • Debates
  • Roleplays
  • Icebreaker Activities
  • Counsel, discussions
  • Mindfulness

There will also be opportunities for delegates to travel outside of campus, experiencing Phuket through a beach trip and embracing Thai culture through temple visits.

Program Costs

The Program cost will cover:

    • Local Transportation during the short course. This does not cover participants’ travel to and from the short course (e.g. flight tickets, bus tickets)
    • Food – All Meals
    • Boarding Accommodation
    • Admittance fees
    • Workshops and activities
    • Faculty and equipment use

    *Insurance not included

Overview Daily Schedule

Overview Daily Schedule

7:00 – 8:00 → Breakfast

8:00 – 12:00 → Workshops related to conflict and peace-building

12:00 – 13:00 → Lunch

13:00 – 18:00 → Workshops related to conflict and peace-building

18:00 – 19:00 → Dinner

19:00 – 21:00 → Evening Activity

21:00 – 22:00 → Reflection Time

22:00 → Day’s end

NOTE: The schedule overview is just a sample schedule and actual daily activities may be adjusted.

Our Campus

Located near Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, UWCT is a perfect place for a mindful education. Phuket is the place where the abundance of different cultures fuses with Thai culture, creating the ideal environment not just for the academic excellence of UWC, but also for the diversity celebration. With many beautiful beaches, hiking parks, and temples, Phuket has transformed UWCT into a place with a large variety of extracurricular activities: from MUN, to hiking clubs.

Related Programs

Initiative for Peace (IFP) is a capacity building programme started at UWCSEA in Singapore, with the aim to empower youth to be able to create change. IFP also aims to spread the UWC mission: to make education a force that can unite people and create understanding and reconciliation.

Since its conception in 2001, IFP has branched out to hold conferences in many regions, including Mae Sot in Thailand.

IFP conferences are also largely student-run, where students undergo training throughout the year, allowing them to develop the skills to create and facilitate the conference. PxP, sharing a similar vision, has developed its model based off IFP and maintains close links with PxP.

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Ready to Apply?

Simply fill out the application form and send to peacebypeace@uwcthailand.ac.th

Participation will cost 1400 USD inclusive of program cost (workshops and activities), boarding accommodation, all meals, admittance fees, and local transportation during the short course.

*This fee does not include transportation to and from the short course and insurance. We highly encourage all participants to obtain medical insurance before participating.

We want to ensure that everybody has an equal chance of participating. If the participating fees and travel costs bring about financial constraints to you and your family, we offer financial aid that ranges from partial to full ride including plane tickets. Fill out financial aid form and submit it together with your application form.

We offer rolling admissions, so you can turn in your application at any time and we’ll start reviewing it immediately. The deadline to apply (including financial aid) is April 15, 2018.

If you have any questions, just e-mail us at peacebypeace@uwcthailand.ac.th!

We can’t wait to hear from you!