About Us

Peace Child International is a charitable organisation based in the UK. We have ECOSOC status at the United Nations, and for more than 30 years have worked to empower young people through youth-led development.

Peace Child’s vision is a future where young people play an equal role in society, able to claim their rights and take action on issues affecting their future.

Peace Child’s mission is to empower young people to achieve their full potential. Helping them gain the skills and confidence they need to bring about social, economic and environmental change.

Peace Child is a youth-driven educational charity, promoting youth participation by supporting young people to build their confidence and develop vital skills such as communication, negotiation and teamwork, all of which are essential in many aspects of their future, especially for employment.

We do this through highly innovative and dynamic peer-to-peer training, mentoring and global education programmes which have been designed empower young people to take control of their lives and their future.

Our theory of change requires that young people first inform themselves in detail about the challenges they face, then take action to resolve them. The impact of our work has been recognised by the UN who have awarded Peace Child International UN-consultative status (ECOSOC).


To improve the livelihoods of young people in the developed and developing world through employability and entrepreneurial trainings.


Our vision is a future in which every young person has the skills, confidence and opportunity to achieve decent work.


We value the ideas, voices and goals of youth, understanding that young people want the opportunities to take an active role in their society.

Our current focus is youth unemployment crisis, a problem affecting 74 million youth globally

PCI’s internship scheme has provided work experience over the past 20 years to over 320 people both at the international headquarters and in West Africa and India.

  • Meet the Team

    With a staff of young people from all over the world and a group of expert trustees, we all work together to inspire young people.

  • Our History

    From the Cold War to the Sustainable Development Goals, we've spent the last 30 years pioneering projects by young people, for young people, worldwide.

  • Our Programmes

    See what opportunities we provide for young people to build up confidence, get ready for the world of work and create positive change.

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