Reducing violence in schools in Côte d’Ivoire
During the 2011 political crisis Côte d’Ivore, violence broke out in schools across the country, threatening the protective learning environment for children. Political manipulation institutionalized divisions and violence in schools. For the last three years students have been encouraged to join Peace Messenger Clubs. Through the Learning for Peace programme UNICEF has been working with these clubs, training students in conflict resolution, and other tools and skills to enable children to be agents of peace in their schools.