I come from a family of teachers and associated with children for over thirty years as a teacher both in Sri Lanka and California. My love for children and my experiences in my home country Sri Lanka, torn by war and terrorism for over thirty years, prompted by ethnic and religious division and its adverse impact on children, made me long for peace ; make others cherish peace and work towards promoting peace not only in my country but round the world.
In my view children are the grass-roots level with which to begin the work for peace. Children’s minds at a very young age are like sponges. They absorb the ideas and attitudes that are the necesary ingredients for the process of peace building. In my blog posts I propose to post peace building exercises, activities, inspirationals, songs, poems and stories and many others to help children both individually and in groups in classrooms to get involved in the peace building process from a young age so that our dreams for a peaceful world will not be difficult to achieve