Character & Creativity Initiative

The Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) seeks to make education more relevant in the twenty-first century
by integrating character and creativity into all aspects of school culture towards the development of the whole person.
The initiative has been ongoing since 2013 engaging over 15 schools and various cross-sectors partners.

Our Approaches

Making Sustainable Change in the School

Building Right Culture

in the school that facilitates students’ learning and achievement

Ongoing Capacity Building

to provide teachers the opportunity for upskilling and foster intrinsic motivation

Collaborative Effort

Bring together various stakeholders to collectively impact on school’s improvement

“Our task is to educate their (our students)
whole being so they can face the future.
We may not see the future, but they will and
our job is to help them make something of it.”


“Our task is to educate their (our students) whole being so they can face the future. We may not see the future, but they will and our job is to help them make something of it.”


CCI Programmes


Teachers' Professional Development


Educators’ Retreat


Education Forum


Collaborative Teaching

Our Partners

  • Everybody is talking about changing, changing, changing, but what we do? So that’s why we must have a start. This is our start, a good start for us.

    Rose Haliza Kamaludin, SMK Puterijaya
  • Apa yang paling penting sekarang dalam kursus ini kita lebih mendalami diri kita, kita lebih mengenal colleague kita, kita dapat mengenal rakan sekerja.

    Nurhanim Sahibon, SMK Puterijaya
  • That was a Life changing experience I would call it. It is gave me the confidence that I will be able to achieve more and trust the teammates. I feel that the love and the bond with them is so much more. I could see the stages of the course as we went along and like last night session I think that the trust level had been so high between me and my partner to the point that when we sat down, right away both of us could open up and share things that I would never dreamt of telling someone in school. So I feel like this type of building of relationship is very important.

    Yap Ming Yee, SMK Puterijaya
  • It is such a refreshing course I think all of us, especially myself, we are very impressed with the personality test and the way Dr Teh interpret, we tend to find out “oh, we are like this” and why our friends react in that way.

    Tay Pio, SMK Puterijaya
  • You know, we can’t say a teacher, we got enough motivation in ourselves. Sometimes, we need people to motivate us. So I think, this kind of programme made me realize what  is actually missing sometimes.

    Aziz Ismail, SMK Puterijaya
  • 21st Century Education: Empowering the Culture of Character and Creativity

    The Global Peace Festival (GPF) Malaysia and University Malaya teamed up together to organised the third edition of the GPF Dialogue at the Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University Malaya on “Re-imagining Education in the 21st Century”. The idea of hosting the Dialogue came about in response to the recent launching of the…

  • Character Creativity Initiative

    On the 22nd of July 2014, Global Peace Foundation Malaysia sent a team to give out  a hands-on classroom simulation workshop to schools enrolled to Global Peace Education Malaysia-Character Creativity Initiative (CCI). Participant background comprised of principals and teachers who were the appointed Character Creativity Initiative (CCI) school based committee members known as the Innovation…

  • Transforming Education: On-going Efforts in Making Education Relevant to the World

    In a time of rapid globalisation and industrialisation, education is more than just a system to transfer knowledge from one to another; it is a launchpad to equip learners with the necessary skills to navigate and excel in the ever-complex twenty first century world. 6 November 2014, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – The Global Peace team…

  • Transforming Education: A Pact for Change, One School at A Time

    Transforming education is a seemingly impossible task to many but not to the Global Peace Education division. The Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) was founded and piloted in Kenya three years ago and the results were astounding. Thus, such efforts are being rolled out in nine countries including Malaysia. 8 November 2014, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia…