It is impossible to mention the most influential methodology or specific knowledge that I mostly use in my work or life. It has certainly been a strong complex of experiences that I now use as a basis for all the work and projects that I am implementing. A beautiful example of how Peace Work Institute influenced me is the Seed Grant Project involving participants from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.
This project became a reflection on what we felt about the political situation and had a goal to give an opportunity to young leaders from our countries to get to know each other, to speak up, to laugh and to cry together, to play and to work, to plan the future communication – which is essential to do now.
Simply knowing one dear person from another country changes one’s point of view on many things. With the knowledge, skills and experiences that I obtained through Peace Work Institute I found another way of doing my work and my living life – and this is the way of love and care. So we will keep going!
Marina Martynenko, Russia – Roots Peace Work Institute 2015 Alumna
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