Participants of the 4th Summer Camp organized by the Peace Channel, Dimapur at DBIDL Hall, Don Bosco Campus, Dimapur from July 2- 4.
Dimapur, July 5 (MExN): The Peace Channel, Dimapur organized its 4th Summer Camp at DBIDL Hall, Don Bosco Campus, Dimapur from July 2- 4 under the theme, ‘Transformed by Peace to transform the World,’ in collaboration with NEI- Action Desk-NCCI and DAN with an objectives to make the peace club members understand the concept of peace, conflict, peace building, peace education and youth.
A press release from Garrol Lotha, Peace Channel Desk informed that 120 students along with 8 teachers-animators from different institution participated in the camp. The students were capacitated on Emotional Handling Skills, Leadership Skills, Peer Mediation, Inner Peace, Human Rights, and Peace through Music.
Speaking on the occasion Peace Activist, Garrol Lotha capacitated the students on Peer Mediation stating that Peer Mediation is a process of intervening in a conflict situation by the student to resolve student issues as a third neutral party. She also stressed on the need of peer mediation in the school settings which will help the students to resolve issues among themselves. She also mentioned qualities and skills needed to be a good mediator, the release said.
Peace Activist, Patrick Tungoe speaking on Peer Mediation elucidated that a mediator should always try to get each side of the story, set ground rules before mediation, elicit the feelings from both-sides, brainstorming solutions, compromising to make an agreement and signing an agreement. He further urged the students to follow the Four Basic Principles being a mediator by maintaining neutrality, self-determination, confidentiality and voluntary consent.
Liangamang Robert addressing the students added that leadership is the ability to translate unlimited potentials into desired results where one has to become leader of oneself. Emphasizing on inclusive leadership he stated that leadership can also be a source of violence and conflict. He also mentioned that the characteristics of leadership are not – position, title and personal attributes rather leadership means being calm, confident, courageous and consistent. Further, he encouraged the participants to acquire the skill of Delegation, Empathy, Resilience, Attitude, Transparency, and Commitment he further encouraged the participants to be leaders for change.
Kishor Das stated that Human rights are an integral part of human life since the possession of these rights distinguished human beings from other living beings. He also mentioned basic rights essential for the dignified human existence care and essential for adequate development of human personality such as right to education, right to freedom of culture, the right to freedom of speech and expression and the right to free movement all come under the domain of human rights. He elucidated the restrictions on such human rights leads to violence and bloodshed. He stressed on safeguarding human rights indicating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights urging the participants to recognize the inherent dignity and equal inalienable rights of all members of human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.