Dimapur, November 27: Peace Channel- an initiative of Diocese of Kohima in collaboration with North East Institute of Social Sciences’ and Research completed second day of its preliminary training on ‘Peer Mediation’ which was attended by more than 100 participants from different states of India. The programme was facilitated by Vitono Haralu, Trainer cum consultant.
Stressing on the topic Peer Mediation, Garrol Lotha, Project Coordinator cum Trainer, Peace Channel, Dimapur, Nagaland shared on the concept of Peer Mediations that includes the concept of peer educator, its importance, objective, purpose and process of forming peer mediation forum in the colleges, universities and localities.
She also emphasized on the concept, process and principles of Peer Mediation. In order to make the concept comprehensible she briefed on the activities that a mediator can initiate in bringing positive change by developing a greater understanding of health and development issues to bring about positive behavioral change within the family, institutions and communities.
Dr. Fr. C P Anto, Director, Peace Channel cum Principal NEISSR in his session shared on how we can look forward to enhance the quality of an individual where the youth will be trained on developing their confidence and skills and be able to inspire others as well.
He added that youth can be transformed by following the strategic approach of Peace Channel by disseminating correct information, forming them into organized groups and transforming the culture of violence into culture of peace through their peaceful intervention in times of conflict that will eventually lead to peaceful and harmonious living.
Illustrating on Edward Bruno’s theory of handling conflict he encouraged all the participants to be more effective in dealing with conflict non-violently by having an organized way of addressing conflict and resolving it positively.
The programme concluded with an open discussion where the participants actively part took by putting forward queries and feedbacks for the session. The following is the highlight of the upcoming program which will be stressed on “Peace Forum” and “Role of Educators in peace building” respectively.
(Page News Service)