The Conflict Dynamics Empowerment Trust has started working with schools in KZN to increase the conflict competence of teachers and students. The first initiative took place recently in a school in Phoneix. A group of 41 teachers attended a conflict management course conducted by Conflict Dynamics trainers, James Taylor and Nomonde Keswa.
"This (training) needs to be rolled out across the board in schools if we want to change the ethos of violence in our communities" - Popsy Pillay - a teacher and participant on the course.
"An excellent course equipping staff with necessary skills to negotiate very real situations that are encountered on a daily basis" - D.A Pillay - a teacher and participant on the course.
Teachers who are identified through the training will have the opportunity to participate in additional training, so they can mediate at school and in their communities.
This initiative, known as the Peacemaker Project, will continue to support the school by working with the students to develop peer mediation capabilities that will broaden the scope of conflict resolution within the school.
Watch the recording of the webinar: Conflict Dynamics Empowerment Trust - Peacemaker Project conversation