Apostolos Skouroupatis

Primary Photo

Affiliated Organizations

What are contexts and issues that you work on? How are you using peace education to address these issues? What keeps you going?

In my work in peace education we deal with the division among Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot communities caused by the Turkish Invasion. Through our work we aim at bringing together students from both communities in order to bridge the gap established by the division of our country. What gets me going is my desire to see my country reunited through a viable solution.

What has been your most meaningful or noteworthy moment in your peace education career?

When I first saw Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot teachers working together teaching classes of students from both communities.

How and why did you start working in peace education?

I started being involved in peace education as a university student since I had the chance to meet Turkish-Cypriot fellow students who shared the same concerns with me. I was convinced that through education we can pass the message of peace to our respective communities, follow up with different activities and, eventually, spread peace all over Cyprus.