https://promosaik.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/11039.jpg 218 210 promosaik https://promosaik.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Promosaik_brandwordmark.png promosaik2017-02-25 19:02:592017-02-25 19:02:59Dr. Mehdi Alavi - PWO
By Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. In the following my interview with Dr. Mehdi Alavi, President and Founder of Peace Worldwide Organization – P.W.O. We talked about his organization, and about how to promote peace, and literacy is one of the keys to peace in developping countries as his project in Kenya shows.
|Dr. Mehdi Alavi of PWO|
What is the main objective of Peace Worldwide?
Our Mission is to promote freedom and peace for all humanity.
What does peace mean to you?
Peace to us means living in peace with self, family, neighbors, friends, and the world.
Which are the most important strategies to promote peace?
Our most important strategies include the following:
Publish annual Civility Report, where we evaluate each country in the United Nations (193) for its contributions to democracy, human rights, and peace. Also, we provide performance scores for UN and UN Security Council. Our Civility Report 2016 is now available for free download on our site.
Form local chapters throughout the world that meet regularly to discuss how we can all live together in peace. We believe that the best way to accomplish freedom, human rights, brotherhood, and peace is through open dialogue where individuals meet and gets equal opportunity to express thoughts, and initiate projects. Locals are aware of their needs and infrastructure literacy, poverty, water & food requirements, community issues, etc. They are best fitted to sponsor projects that meet their local needs.
Sponsor projects that promote freedom, human rights, brotherhood, and peace.
Tell us about your literacy project in Kenya.
We have had great success in Kenya. In 2012, we initiated a peace chapter with just ten charter-members in Nairobi, Kenya. Today, that chapter has expanded to over 135 members in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi in East Africa. The members in Burundi are very busy preaching peace among their communities. Another one of our projects in Kenya was to support Sima Community Based Organization in Kitale region that cares for orphans and promotes literacy.
How to support peace in the Middle East?
Our success in the Middle East has been limited for the governments are either authoritarian or suspicious of international NGO’s activities. We have received numerous requests from individuals in Jordan, Syria, Iraq, and other countries in the region, the initiatives faced obstacles in forming chapters. However, we provide support and training to interested individuals to form whatever group they can get together to promote peace and still meet governmental approval.
How important is it to cooperate among organisations to promote peace?
We are always open to collaboration with other like-philosophy NGOs throughout the world to enhance inner and universal peace. Presently, we are closely working with Care for Peace in promoting health and peace in Myanmar, formerly Burma.