Nadia Sheng is a Master’s Student at the University of Vienna. Prior to this, she worked for 2-years as an Online Manager in Hong Kong.
In the words of Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Jody Williams, I believe that “What we need today is people getting up and taking action, to reclaim the meaning of peace, it’s not a dirty word, it’s hard work every single day. And if each of us who cares about the different things we care about, got up off our butt and volunteered, as much time as we could, we would change this world.” Actively participating in educational initiatives to promote a culture of peace is altruistic — an attitude I believe human beings are capable of achieving. Further, harnessing one’s creativity in peacekeeping projects, such as with the tree-planting program introduced by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, and with Peace Museum Vienna’s own Windows for Peace is important as new ways of engaging the public and enhancing communication between peacekeepers are often discovered.