Teach Peace Build Peace Movement (TPBPM) is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization that aims to make every Filipino child and youth a peace builder. It is composed of an expanding network of active and empowered young generations of different faiths, cultures and ethnic groups who are working together as prime movers in building a Culture of Peace. Its guiding principle is derived from the belief that every child has an innate quality of tolerance and unbiased- ness and that prejudice is subsequently learned later in life. It is vital that we develop their ability to foster peace in this critical period by using an intergenerational approach on peace education, servant leadership and on the implementation of innovative and creative strategies: Music, Arts, Games, Sports and Community Service.
The activities of the Movement provide interfaith and intercultural dialogues and are designed to develop the values of compassion, service to others, empowerment, equality, respect and understanding – the very foundation of a just and peaceful societywhere every individual practices peace as a way of life. The approach of the Teach Peace Build Peace Movement is: we have to “Teach Peace to build a Culture of Peace. We have to build a Culture of Peace to create different generations of peace builders toward our goal of a just and peaceful society.”
To make every Filipino child and youth a peace builder through peace education, concept of servant leadership, innovative and creative strategies such as Music, Arts, Sports, Games and Service.
To have a peaceful society where young generations of different faiths, cultures and ethnic groups are working together as prime movers in Building a Culture of Peace and [practicing Peace as a Way of Life.
Teach Peace Build Peace Movement was founded through the initiative of Bai Rohaniza M. Sumndad- Usman. Ms. Sumndad-Usman is a Maranao princess also known as the Peace Warrior Princess of the Philippines who has been working at the frontier of peace development in the Philippines since 2004. Her advocacy for peace had sprung out from her childhood experiences in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where the Gulf war in 1990 broke. It was one of the most significant crossroads of her life where she had to choose hope over fear and decided to make peace her way of life and dedicated it by teaching peace to others especially children and youth. She has seen and experienced firsthand the many difficul- ties brought by war and so she made it her mission to foster a peaceful and just society for today’s young generation and the next generations. .
After her many stints as a peace advocate, she established the Teach Peace Build Peace Movement in November 7, 2013, fuelled by the passion of its volunteers. Focusing on peace education and servant leadership, the Movement continues to inspire peace building and socio-civic programs in partnership with several other relevant organizations.