Workshop urged govt to include peace subjects in curriculum

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Speakers in a workshop on Thursday urged provincial government to include peace subjects in the curriculum with the objective to maintain peace and tranquility in the province.

Secretary Elementary and Secondary Education, Qaiser Alam, Project Director Programme for Establishing Partnership and Stability (PEPAS), Asif Masood, Qasim of PEPAS project Batagram, Adnan Sajid, Provincial Manger Advocacy and Campaign KP Save the Children expressed these views in a workshop held in a local hotel by Save the Children titled “Teacher Training Effectiveness through Integration of Peace Education.”

They said to improve resilience among fragile communities and increasing learning opportunities in education and livelihood environment, peace education is of supreme importance. Peace education revolves around learning, teaching and attitude that empower the learner to end violence, prejudice, and tolerance and to promote human values.

They said that till June 2014 Save the Children achievements included construction of two new girls high school, reconstruction of 15 girls primary school, refurnishing of 130 schools and establishing temporary shelter to 35 schools in Batagram besides training hundreds of teachers regarding method of teaching and provided leaning materials to schools and kids.