A PEACE JOURNEY WITH HONG KONG YOUTH
COVID resurgence, political uncertainty, large-scale armed conflicts and fallouts plus paradigm shifts in technology combine to make a dizzying cocktail. Making sense of the past, present and future has never been more challenging.
12 university students participated in the 3-month Summer Peace Fellowship to explore the possibilities of peace and examine the above questions through peace lens. Over the summer, the Peace Fellows attended a series of workshops and worked in teams to design and implement a community project to engage with the Shum Shui Po community.
Making sense of the past, present and future
Words from our Fellows
I learned that peacebuilding is not only about international politics, or policy at government level. At its core, it is about building connection among people."
In recent years, due to the social changes, many people feel a sense of hopelessness. At Peace Fellowship, I learned that we need more imaginations for the future that peace should start from connecting with the community. Let’s start by small steps and try to talk and connect with others in the neighbourhood."
We can resonate with each other and develop a sense of emotional connection.Fellows are passionate to share their views, and when discussions get heated, the mentors from Peace Generation would remind us to keep an open mind to view points that we disagree with."
The spirit of Peace Fellowship is to explore possibilities and to experiment. The community engagement project is a way to explore what we can do in Hong Kong despite uncertainties. We trialled and reflected on what works and what doesn’t, and keep trying!"
After joining the Peace Fellowship, it feels like a door has been opened… The Fellowship reminded me that I am not alone, many people are working hard in their own position to contribute to the community everyday."