Children of Peace
Suite 4, Quarry House, Mill Lane,
TN22 5AA Uckfield, East Sussex
Contact person: Richard Martin
- Aid organization
- Peace politics
- Educational policy/project
- Volunteers are welcome.
Children of Peace, founded in 2005, was established to offer a fresh, non-partisan approach to conflict resolution in the Middle East. Children of Peace is a UK based charity that works with both Israeli and Palestinian children to build positive relationships for a future generation, whose communities might live and work in peace, side-by-side.
Our aim is to develop a shared spirit via arts, education, health and sports programmes; so future generations might live and work peacefully side-by-side. We believe in working for peace. That’s why we don´t take sides.
At Children of Peace we are pro-Israel, pro-Palestine and pro-peace. We focus on hope. That´s why we strive to give a voice to the lost generation. And to the peace makers on all sides.
Children of Peace seeks to protect all of the children and their communities in Israel and Palestine - Bedouin, Christian, Druze, Jewish, Muslim, Sufi – Jewish and Arab, regardless of culture, faith, gender or heritage.
We do this by acting as a non-partisan intermediary and by focusing upon building alliances with like-minded organizations. These are in the Gaza, Israel, Jordan, Turkey and the West Bank establishing projects and programmes in the arts, education, health and sports for Israeli and Palestinian children, aged 4 – 17 years. As a grant-making agency we will only fund projects with organizations who have been accepted as affiliates or preferred partners and are part of our network of like-minded organizations – the Coalition of Peace.
Affiliates within the Coalition of Peace must share our principles of the protection of all children, conflict resolution, peaceful co-existence, co-operation between communities and respect for the faith, heritage, history and values of each community in the Middle East.
Palestinian and Israeli children are paying a heavy and disproportionate price for the regional conflict – those who are not killed or injured live in a chronic state of anxiety, both about the present situation and what the future holds.
Children of Peace has helped numerous grassroots Community Based Organisations and Non Governmental Organisations in Gaza, Israel and the West Bank. All groups are either Affiliates or Partners.
The funding has assisted regional arts, education, health and sports projects – from funding children´s soccer teams to helping with core funding; from helping to buy musical instruments to carrying out important research on child health issues.
Children of Peace is planning a number of fund-raising events over the next few months - the more people are made aware of these activities, the more money we can raise to help those children in dire need of assistance - details of our events will be posted on this group as soon as they are confirmed.
Richard Martin is the Founder and President of Children of Peace.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.