Pakistan Center for Excellence (PACE)
The socio-political and economic fabric of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is badly affected because of poor governance and strong influence of the militant Islamist groups. KP & FATA are faced with the growing challenge of extremism, militancy and radicalization. The situation therefore demands an immediate intervention of the civil society. Since a very large population of the youth is currently enrolled in the educational institutions, it is projected that they should be reached, sensitized and trained within their educational institutions. Unfortunately, teachers are often themselves not sufficiently trained to address the challenge of extremism and radicalization. To cater this demand, PEAD Foundation with the collaboration of United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has launched a Project titled Pakistan Center for Excellence (PACE). It is a training program for teachers from KP and FATA.
PACE will advocate the re-conceptualization of teachers’ role as “harbingers of change” for peace, non-violence and democratic consolidation and seeks a positive behavioral change among the target beneficiaries. The primary objective of this project is to sensitize and train teachers to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes to think critically, promote a culture of tolerance and pluralism by educating their colleagues and students on the significance of peace, non-violence and social cohesion, and create a counter narrative to extremsit discourse for sustainable peace in the society.
The voice of every individual is unique as it presents a point of view from a whole different perspective which makes it valuable. There is no gauge to value an idea in relation to the age of the one who presents it. Therefore there is a dire need to promote the voices of our young populace who in our society are usually considered too frail to contribute their thoughts for the betterment of the community therefore the project Youth Voices has been designed.
Youth Voices is an initiative being undertaken by PEAD Foundation in collaboration with DFAIT for the sensitization, empowerment and development of our youth population from FATA and KPK regions. The program will not only educate the young people in the fields of governance, democracy, leadership, conflict resolution and team building skills but also aid them in communicating and conveying their viewpoints in the most effective and efficient manner. The trained participants will further spread the knowledge by conducting seminars at their respective institutions and will also spread their voices using print and electronic media to reach out to the masses.
English Access Micro Scholarship Program
PEAD Foundation in collaboration with the US State Department has launched an English Access Micro Scholarship Program in Peshawar, KPK.
The projects aim is to provide the students with opportunities to learn the English language and increase their knowledge about diverse cultures across the world and the US culture in particular.
The project is being implemented in 4 Madaris with 100 students between the ages of 14-18. more...
Peace Education in KPK
In partnership with the Save the Children PEAD is working on a project “Peace Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa”.
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 and 16 Madrasas targeting nearly 9000 students between the ages of 8-18, in the districts Peshawar and Swat, KPK. more..
Peace Session " Promoting Peace and Non-Violent Education in KPK, Media Coverage
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