The project “Peace School” was first established in the late 90’s to meet the requirements that arose from Finnish school children. Teachers felt a need for a student based and participatory way of dealing with issues of war (at that time especially the Bosnia war) and peace. This was a challenge for the Peace Union of Finland and the Peace Education Institute.
The activists and volunteers developed the project called the Peace School. Soon, drama was introduced as a method for giving tools to understand peace and deal with the arising issues. Since 2008, the funding for the two-year projects have mainly come from the development fund of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.