Schools for Peace in Collaboration with DAI - AAWAZ
PROJECT TITLE: Cohesion among schools and
communities to prevent / mediate conflicts and disputes peacefully through
Schools for Peace Program in Selected Districts of KPK and Punjab
Implemented with financial support from DAI -AAWAZ ,
the School for Peace Program is first innovative concept of its kind for the
Communities to better able to prevent conflicts and disputes peacefully in
their respective areas. The programs created through this initiative will
encourage youth to respect diversity, think globally, value human rights,
recognize injustice and respond to conflict with methods other than
violence. Proposed program will assist teachers, parents and community to
educate peace for change. This is the need of the hour to build.
Aligned with the priorities of AAWAZ, the initiative of Global
Peace Pioneers (GPP) of school for peace is a small step to build such a
community, where we are trying to educate young minds about peace, its
importance, conflict resolutions, and ways to avoid violence and to gain our
goal of a peaceful world.
Objective of the Program:
To establish an integrated institutional and sustainable frame
work through peace education program to 40 teachers, schools administration on
“Peace plus Concept” in selected 10 high schools (Private & Public) of
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab province within 06 months’ time.
To build the capacity of teachers by providing them trainings to
better utilize their skills to use literature by broadening 1000 students role
through peace plus association for promoting mutual understanding and peaceful
coexistence at selected schools throughout project cycle.
To enable selected teachers and students by initiating innovative
Peace-building and Conflict Resolution initiatives for social integration
within their respective schools.
By the end of this training we hope to see groups of people with
peaceful mind-set, and are tolerant enough to accept other communities, either
religious or ethnicities. They will also play their part in adding more people
to peace loving circle. After this training we want to see young, optimistic
minds playing their role together besides their differences for the betterment
of the society and the world at large.
As peace education is not included in student’s curriculum the way
it should be, GPP in close consultation with DAI-AAWAZ has developed a
tailor-made curriculum on peace education which comprises of 12 lessons.
Keeping in mind the already heavy curriculum, GPP has designed the peace
education module in a way that it is not merely a reading book; instead all
chapters include role plays, group activities and other fun exercises so as to
keep the students engaged. These lessons are being undertaken by the teachers
from their own schools who have undergone extensive training on all lessons
including but not limited to peace education, conflict management/resolution,
mediation and reconciliation process.
The direct beneficiaries of DAI-AAWAZ and GPP initiative, are the
school administration, teachers, students of the selected schools in targeted
districts and indirectly this program will help communities and parents as
well. GPP plans to train at least 40 teachers and 1000 students of 10 schools
in two districts, district Chakwal from Punjab and district Swabi from Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa (05 schools from each district).