Awareness Foundation

Ambassadors for Peace

An ecumenical educational programme for young people in Syria and Iraq, enabling them to develop their own creative peace-building projects and promote peace and reconciliation in their diverse communities.

Program Objectives

Help youth to develop their leadership practical skills by them with spiritual and emotional support; Encourage them to use their own individual talents to promote peace; and support them as they work on their projects, transforming their communities.

Through this programme, we support Christian presence in the Middle East by encouraging Christians to play a full role in the wider community as an indigenous part of society. In addition to building bridges between the Christian denominations, the Ambassadors learn how to repair relationships and rebuild trust with neighbours of other faiths.

We launched Ambassadors for Peace in Lattakia, Syria, in 2014. Since then, the program has spread to Duhok and Erbil in Iraq. To date, over 700 young people have begun their journey to become Ambassadors for Peace, and many peace-building projects are now in development, including a centre offering first aid training, a programme to rehabilitate vulnerable street children, and an ecumenical dialogue project.