Awra Amba flies the flag for peace this International Day of Peace

Saturday 21st September is International Day of Peace, a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as period of non-violence and ceasefire. At Lyfta we feel it’s a great opportunity to consider the importance of getting along with one another.

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Log in to your Lyfta account and visit our Awra Amba resource to learn more about this peaceful Ethiopian community and the residents who live harmoniously alongside one another.

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  • Meet Community Founder, Zumra, as he discusses the importance of faith and peace, and recalls the conflict Awra Amba has faced from hostile neighbours in the past.

  • Consider the concept of democracy and the part it plays in maintaining a peaceful society on pages 22 - 23 of your teacher guide.

  • Discuss causes of animosity and mistrust and why conflict is not the way to solve disputes on pages 26 - 27 of the teacher guide.

  • Explore the notion of community and participation and the role it plays in fostering a cohesive society on pages 36 - 37 of the teacher guide.

  • Find out how the residents of Awra Amba learned new skills in order to create a sustainable society in the Responsibility and Entrepreneurship film.

With interactive areas to explore, as well as multimedia content and real life stories, the Awra Amba resource features a range of activities and videos that explore the human benefits of a united and harmonious society.

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LinkS to
UN SDG 1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 & 16


In 2015, UN countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development  Goals (SDGs).

This lesson ties in nicely with SDG 1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 16, which are all about no poverty, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, decent work and economic growth, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, and peace, justice and strong institutions.

We at Lyfta believe that it is imperative for our children to know what the SDGs are and to feel empowered to make a positive contribution to a better and more sustainable world.