Local Capacities for Peace to Combat Religious Extremism

Local Capacities for Peace to Combat Religious Extremism

DurationJan 01, 2012Dec 01, 2014
LocationPakistan and Nepal
Key Activities
  • Development of curriculum and workbooks to enhance the knowledge, understanding, and skills of teachers and students relating to the Do No Harm approach and Local Capacities for Peace tools
  • Conducting training for teachers to enable them to engage students in activities that encourage cooperation, consensus building, and reflective listening
  • Organizing youth camps for students to explore these themes in-depth and train young people as peace ambassadors
  • Regional exposure visits for young people from Pakistan and Nepal to develop linkages and learn from each others’ experiences.
Participants60 teachers
135 Pakistani youth
5 Nepali youth

I had a conventional way of teaching previously. During the training, the trainers treated us as school kids which helped me build perception of understanding the student’s point of view. I was highly moved by the problem sharing exercise where the teacher has to listen to every student’s problems individually. I am now more aware of child psychology.

Ghazala Gill, a primary school teacher at DAWS Allied School Burewala.

I was a scared girl once at home, but teaching brought me to a challenging world and believing in myself. This workshop has given me another perspective to teach through interactive methods, keeping the students energized. I stayed with people of different religions and culture and developed a sense of living through no discrimination and interfaith harmony.

Fatima, a school teacher at ARM Child and Youth Welfare, Karachi