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Youth trained to be peace builders

By EMN Updated: Jun 26, 2018 11:00 pm
Resource persons and peace club members from six schools during the two-day summer camp at St. Paul School, Phesama village.

Dimapur, June 26 (EMN): With an objective to make peace club members as quality peace activist even when they are out of the school environment and also to make them learn and understand the concept of peace, conflict, peace building, Peace Channel has conducted two-day ‘Passion for excellence summer camp’ at St. Paul School, Phesama village, on June 21 and 22 on the theme “Transformed by peace to transform the world.”
Founder and director of Peace Channel, Dr. Fr. CP Anto; Kohima district coordinator Ms Susan Kulnu; SohamVaidhya and Ms Garollotha, Dimapur district coordinators, were the resource persons.

Students were taught on “Peer Mediation,” which stressed on making the peace club members understand the importance of peers in their lives, making them familiar with the concepts of peer education in their day to day lives and the importance of a third neutral party to efficiently solve problems.
Peer-mediation is a problem or conflict solving by youth with youth. It is a process by which two or more students involved in a dispute meet in a private, safe and confidential setting to work out problems with the assistance of a trained student mediator or a facilitator, the organisation press release stated.

The students were taught on finding peace through transformation. Students were encouraged not to change themselves but appreciate one self, recognise negative thoughts, reject negative thoughts, and replace negative thoughts, through peace meditation and finding inner peace.

During the valedictory function, Dr. Fr. CP Anto has congratulated the participants and their parents for opting to stand for peace and deciding to accept peace as way life. Through his inspirational talk, he put forward the primary objectives of peace channel of creating an empowered youth who could lead the society in a better way.

Calling the participants as present and future of the Naga society, he encouraged them to become future peace builders, peace activists and peace makers in the Northeast India.

Talking on topic of ‘transformed by peace to transform the world,’ he stressed on peace, love and forgiveness in transforming one’s life and making him/her a respectable person in the society.

He stated that changing the attitude to love everyone without discrimination, believing in themselves, commitment, and decision making are required to transform a person and make him/her a peace loving person, who in turn could transform the society.

Altogether seventy eight students along with seven teacher animators from different schools attended the two-day camp.
Group activities included peace games, training on leadership skills, and talent show. Competitions were also organised among the quality peace club members from six different schools. The participants also observed ‘Peace Hour’ for universal peace during the two-day camp.

By EMN Updated: Jun 26, 2018 11:00:32 pm