Popular Education And Action Centre (PEACE), is a small group of committed and experienced people, working towards strengthening the social action at the grass-roots.
PEACE began as statement against appropriation and co-option of Participatory philosophy into the domination paradigm of development and anticipatory or voluntary surrender of its early protagonists.
Our objective is to reinforce faith in philosophy of Participation that provides critical thrust to the issue of people’s control over processes and structures affecting their lives as against treating Participation as mere technique to elicit involvement for vindication of few programmes and schemes.
Popular Education for us implies enabling the deprived, marginalised and oppressed in a manner that they can effectively intervene to transform the processes and structures influencing their lives, to their advantage.
Popular education for us implies:
Enabling the deprived, marginalised and oppressed in a manner that they can effectively intervene to transform the processes and structures influencing their lives, to their advantage.
PEACE stands committed to:
- To strengthen social action at the grass-roots by assisting groups, individuals and institutions to evolve, consolidate and enrich their perspective, strategies and corresponding competencies;
- To assist people’s struggles on issues of survival, identity and democratic space through enhancement of knowledge & information base of such efforts and building the capacity of the grass-root collectives to deal with macro processes and structures;
- To motivate, orient and support youth from minorities and other marginalised communities to join the efforts of social development and transformation;
- To initiate and facilitate networking among the like minded groups and individuals and establishing their linkages with wider movements at macro level.