More about Twinned Peace Soccer Schools
The Peres Center has recognized that children and youth are severely affected by conflict, and due to the lack of interaction and positive dialogue, they are susceptible to developing fears and misconceptions of the "other." As the future of the region, they have the most to gain from the development of durable peace and thus, it crucial to engage children and youth in peace education programming.
This unique holistic, cross-border program utilizes sport as a peace education tool to bring together Palestinian and Israeli, and Jewish and Arab children and youth together in a safe, healthy and fun environment built on principles of equality, diversity, respect, and mutual understanding. TPSS uses a variety of sports and peace education methods that enable children to meet friends from "the other side," play in mixed teams, mitigate direct competition and encourage values of teamwork, equality and mutual appreciation.