Peace Education in KPK
In partnership with the Save the Children (Sweden) PEAD is working on a project “Peace Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa” in the districts of Peshawar and Swat, KPK.
The programme is designed to:
sensitize students and teachers on the importance of their role as peace promoters equip students and teachers with knowledge & skills for conflict prevention/management
The programme is being implemented in 44 government Middle & Secondary Schools (27 male, 17 female schools) and 16 Madrasas (12 male, 4 female) with students between the ages of 8-18, in the districts Peshawar and Swat, KPK. Nearly 1500 students and 60 teachers of the selected schools and madaris will be trained in peaceful coexistence and non-violent conflict resolution.
Through the programme we wish to promote dialogue on peaceful co-existence in the wider community. It is also aimed at providing the target groups an alternative view of individual as well as collective responsibilities by way of directly engaging them in the program activities. The project aims to help the target beneficiaries develop skills, knowledge and constructive attitudes in order to minimize conflict and to learn coexistence and peaceful conflict management. In particular, the interactive training sessions are designed to trigger critical thinking process in the students & teachers. The trainings are expected to empower target groups with better communication skills, acceptance of differing views, provide them with conflict handling/management abilities, prevent use of violence in solving conflicts & educate people on the dividends of peaceful co-existence.
The aim is to develop a comprehensive approach that is shared and developed through joint efforts by the civil society and the government. Also, en effort will be made to convince the administration of selected madaris to include Peace Education as part of their curriculum.