Youths trained to be peer mediators


Dimapur, June 26: With an objective to make peace club members as 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, peer meditation and youth as a peace builder in Naga society, the Peace Channel conducted a two days ‘Passion for Excellence’ summer camp at St. Paul School Phesama village on June 21&22 under the theme “Transformed by Peace to Transform the World”.
During the event the founder and Director of Peace Channel Dr Fr CP Anto along with Kohima District coordinator Susan Kulnu, Soham Vaidhya and Garol Lotha, the district coordinator of Dimapur, 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 educator and importance of peer education in their day to day lives and the importance of a third neutral party to efficiently solve a problem.
The students were also taught about finding peace through transformation
In the valedictory function, Dr Fr CP Anto congratulated the participants and their parents for opting to stand for peace, and for deciding peace the way of their life. He put forward the primary objectives of peace channel of creating an empowered youth who can lead the society in a better way. Calling the participants the present and the future of the Naga society, he encouraged the students to become future peace builders, peace activists and peace makers in the North East India.
All together there were 78 students along with seven teacher animators of different schools during the two days camp.
(Page News Service)