A CALL FOR PEACE: Assisi Peace Club members trained to intervene and resolve issues

Assisi Peace Club members attending the trained on how to intervene and resolve issues in the school, in their homes and locality held on November 20 and 22.
Assisi Peace Club members attending the trained on how to intervene and resolve issues in the school, in their homes and locality held on November 20 and 22.

Dimapur, November 21 (MExN): Assisi Peace Club members were trained on how to intervene and resolve issues in the school, in their homes and locality on November 20 and 22. 

In these two days, the purpose of joining peace club was discussed, and other activity includes sharing of experience during lockdown, meditation, personal sharing and, practicum on how to intervene in the conflicting situation, learning’s from the training session and action plan.

The Trainer was Alino S Chishi, Coordinator of Kohima District and the whole programme was facilitated by Ng Alan Paul, Coordinator of Dimapur District. 

In her session, Alino explored the children’s understanding of peace in their own life and trained them on how to nurture their inner-peace through meditation, how to initiate “call for peace” in their classroom setting, school, and family and in their locality. She highlighted the importance of confidence building, leadership skills, principles and peer mediation processes to be developed as young peace builders. 

During her introductory session she laid down certain guidelines and rules to follow during the session that includes maintaining distance from one another, respecting one another with acceptance and with non-judgmental attitude.

Focusing on the theme she elaborated that “Call for Peace” as one of the main activity of peace clubs. “Call for peace” is a slogan to take action by disrupting of conflict situation to prevent violence. By involving the members she demonstrated on how to intervene the conflicting situation with examples.  Further, she introduced peer mediation and the role of a peer mediator. The members were also trained on how to conduct peace celebrations in the school.

Altogether, 31 member were trained- 17 members on the first day and 14 members on the second day.