PeaceJam Project: a two-day showcase for peace

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On June 16 and 17, 2018, more than a hundred high school students from the Principality took part in the PeaceJam programme at the Hotel and Technical High School, held for the fifth year in a row.

In order to encourage young leaders to engage in a positive programme to build a more stable world, the Peace Jam Foundation, created in 1996, invites young people to draw inspiration from the lives of Nobel Peace Laureates, by feeding on their experience and exemplary commitment.

Thanks to this ambitious initiative and with the full support of Ms Isabelle Bonnal, Director of National Education, Youth and Sports, students from the Principality met Mrs Betty Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1976, a pacifist activist from Belfast, very committed to the protection of children’s rights and the initiator of the Women’s Peace Movement founded during the Northern Ireland conflict.

At the end of the weekend dedicated to the promotion of peace, participants attended the screening of the film “Betty Williams: Contagious Courage”, dedicated to the life and commitment of this exceptional personality, a world premiere at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival.

Other organisations taking part in the two-day event were The Time to Live Club, Lands of Monaco, the Monaco Red Cross, Action Innocence – which campaigns for a safer Internet for young people – and the Run Eco Team, dedicated to ecological jogging and the collection of waste.