With #MasterPeace_Around_The_World we focus on the people behind our 45+ MasterPeace clubs. We are built on their ideas, hard work, and creativity and would like to share their stories with you.

Today MasterPeace Around the World brings us to Monastir (مـنسـتير) Tunisia.  Next to beaches, sun, and fun, Monastir is also the place to learn about volunteering for peace, a concept that was brought to life by our Tunisian MasterPeace Club Leader Salmi Béchir. With more than 29 years of experience in youth work and project management we could say that Béchir is one of our most experienced Peace Builders! His mission? Educating the next generation of volunteers and Peace builders to push for a peaceful Tunisia. Via this approach Béchir hopes to create a conscious and responsible generation that takes.

One of Béchir’s best practices are youth exchange programs between Tunisian and European youth. In this manner he wants to open up the hearts and minds of youth for other cultures and ideas. During these exchange programs the participants are taught about multi-cultural leadership, the Sustainable Development Goals (as a vehicle for discussion), and the power of positive thinking. These workshops build the foundation for life-long friendships and initiate new visions on how social inclusion and peace can be reached in their own communities.

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Masterpeace teaches me to thrive on ideas, possibilities, and big thoughts. I am a dreamer and can think of a million projects at the same time.  Via MasterPeace I learned to work on my Project Management skills by co-creation, feedback, and honest team work. MasterPeace offers the expertise of many countries and we help each other to create beautiful things. We push each other, believe in each other, and love to work on peace – together.