Students trained on dialogue for peace and mediation

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Dimapur, May 15: Peace Channel organized one day capacity building program at Brighter High School Wokha on May 10 and Springdale School Wokha on May 12 respectively on the topic “Dialogue for peace and Mediation”, with objectives to empower the students on the skills needed for peace building and to give the students an opportunity to resolve conflict by themselves through dialogue process.
Altogether 36 students from Brighter High School and 39 students from Springdale School participated for the programme. The programme included Ice breaking games, input session, Role play, group discussion and sharing and learning session.
Speaking on the occasion the peace activist, Patrick W. Tungoe said that mediation and dialogue are the most effective and cheapest tools for preventing and resolving conflict and societal transformation. He elucidated that the youths can play a major role in peace building process by intervening in a conflict situation as a third neutral party and resolving the issues between the conflicting parties by themselves through dialogue and mediation.
He also added that Dialogue can defuse tension and keep the conflict situation from escalating and promote reconciliation in the aftermath of conflict. Later he stressed on the skills needed for peace building.
The session ended with a role play on dialogue process for peace building where the students resolve conflict between the conflicting parties by their own by intervening in the conflict as a mediator and a third neutral party.
He also encouraged the students to practice and promote peace in their own family, peer groups and institution through dialogue and mediation to promote long term stability and justice. (Page News Service)