URI North India & Afghanistan - Educating Lives

25 April 2020, 11:08 AM
A group of children with banners in their hands.

Non-violence Project India and Choti Si Khushi conducted 'Schools for Peace' training for children.

Education is quite simply another name for peace-building. When a nation’s children and adults are educated alike, it not only grows and prospers, but peace and harmony are manifested as well. Imparting the right knowledge and sharing wisdom has been URI’s prime focus as the darkness of ignorance can cause a lack of respect for other faiths and thus cause unrest among members of different cultures and creeds. Education is, therefore, a gift to humanity and each individual across the world deserves to receive it, no matter which religion or faith they practice.

We collaborated with Non-Violence Project India and Choti Si Khushi in organizing a training program called ‘Schools for Peace’ wherein about a hundred students were taught about Conflict Management, Self-Esteem, and Non-violence. G3S Foundation launched ‘Project Shiksha’ to provide education to kids in Bihar whereas Choti Si Khushi launched ‘Project Sewa’ to promote mental, social, and emotional health among kids via various activities. Similarly, AYEPO conducted a ‘Paint for Peace’ competition in Afghanistan. On their second anniversary Light Up very creatively and beautifully celebrated it with kids from the Sanjay Camp. My Perch CC also organized a day full of discussions and activities for kids, called Baat-Cheet and More, and also conducted writing, theatre, and painting workshops.

Two children pose for the camera.

Light Up & My Perch celebrated with children of Sanjay Camp.

A group of schoolgirls posing with another girl.

'Project Sewa' organised by Choti Si Khushi.

A group of people on a stage.

AYEPO organised 'Paint for Peace' competition.

A group of people posing for photo.

'Project Shiksha' organised by G3S Foundation.

A group of children with banners in their hands.

Non-violence Project India and Choti Si Khushi conducted 'Schools for Peace' training for children.

Cooperation Circles Involved

Light Up - Emotions Matter Foundation

Light Up is one of the first few social ventures that is focusing on harnessing the emotional intelligence (EI) of children, parents, and teachers by developing their social and emotional competencies and providing them with tools necessary to form a cohesive, non-violent, and caring community that would ultimately equip them to lead happier and more successful lives.

My Perch

My Perch is a space run and managed by kids where they receive love and warmth, and where they speak their mind, share their ideas and imagination, and decide the kind of activities they want to develop.