We believe that schools should be amongst our greatest peace-building institutions where children are raised to become a generation of peacemakers and conflict resolvers. We believe that our children should be inspired to want protect the fragility and universal benefits which are brought by peace – not just peace between individuals or communities, but peace from within. This may be sculpture, paintings, music or performance art.
The EWF seeks to nourish and grow critical and reflective advocates who will challenge the cognitive dissonance of populism, and the short-termism of destructive extreme politics. We believe that our children are born peaceful, and that our greatest commonality should be the fervent desire for peace.
We aim to fund capital projects that act to create more reflective and empathetic communities. Projects could include art installations such as the arresting work by Paul Cummins’ Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red as seen at the Tower of London, immersive First World War trenches in which children can learn about the power of war poetry, life-size replica spitfires or large interactive world conflict displays.