After the tragedy of 9/11, “Hope for Humanity” was more important than ever before. There continues to be a high demand for respected leaders from various faith and cultural traditions to educate communities and promote interfaith dialogue, tolerance, and understanding. Respecting the differing values of others in a time of globalization is critical to promoting peace and justice in the world.
In 2006, Zaman International created the Keys to Peace Program to help meet the need for community leaders that appreciate one another through our similarities and differences. As global citizens, the Keys to Peace programs produce training seminars, lectures, television programming and documentaries that have been seen by millions across the world. From churches, temples and synagogues to neighborhoods and municipalities, the Keys to Peace programs continue to break down barriers and establish a platform for dialogue and transformation.
Keys to Peace provides the resources needed to spread messages of peace and cultural understanding. It offers training programs for our youngest citizens that foster appreciation for peace and equality through two main programs: K.E.E.P. (Kids for Equity, Equality and Peace) and L.E.A.P. (Leaders Engaging in Active Peace).
A cornerstone of our Keys to Peace program is the community involvement through partnerships with local institutions and incorporating our dedicated volunteers into our work. We have partnered with 120 organizations and more than 3,100 volunteers who have donated more than 16,000 hours of service.
K.E.E.P. (Kids for Equity, Equality and Peace)
In 2006, Zaman International developed the K.E.E.P. (Kids for Equity, Equality and Peace) training program. Central to the K.E.E.P. program is the ability for our younger generation, aged 8-15, to learn core values about equity, equality and peace. K.E.E.P. ensures that the upcoming generation of leaders learn the Keys to Peace by volunteering to provide basic needs, and by raising funds for international disasters and our Sips of Hope well project. Students engage our staff and community outreach coordinator for mentorship and assistance with special humanitarian projects.
Programs are based on the principles of community service, helping those in need, eco-friendly practices, and appreciating the basics of humanity and humanitarian principles.
How You Can Help
For more information about K.E.E.P., contact us at email@example.com or (313) 551-3994.
L.E.A.P. (Leaders Engaging in Active Peace)
The future of our world rests in the hands of our young adults and their ability to embrace an environment of acceptance and understanding in a global economy. Zaman International saw the growing need to support mastery of these and other leadership skills.
Central to the L.E.A.P. program is the ability to engage and teach the leaders of tomorrow much needed peace building skills, conflict transformation, resolution techniques and varied methods of competent communication skills. Core elements of this leadership program include public speaking skills, graphic design, media production, magazine journals, conflict transformation tools and the Covey Leadership principles.
The L.E.A.P. students apply the lessons learned in the classroom through community service projects, outreach programs and yearly retreats that help develop, define and refine up-and-coming, outstanding role models. Participants have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills by reinforcing community service and academic needs which often meets requirements for college scholarships.
How You Can Help
For more information about L.E.A.P., contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (313) 551-3994.
A special thank you Mr. Hussein Hakim, a L.E.A.P. student, for organizing a regional MSA fundraiser that raised $13,000 for families in need!