Despite the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Chechnya remains scarred from years of warfare and continues to endure regular outbreaks of violence. It is the poorest region in Russia, ranking very low in every human development indicator. The Power of Goodness Project, organized by Peacebuilding UK and run by a group of "Little Star" psychologists, engages educators and youth of Chechnya in tales of powerful and positive role models working for social justice. The youth are encouraged to craft their own stories of what it means to be a peace builder.
The Power of Goodness project is also sharing their Chechen experience with educators and youth in Ukraine to foster their own peacebuilding. Updates on its impact on Ukranian students coming soon!