Project Detail

Diversity Camps for Tolerance

In the first phase of project, 6 Diversity Camps were organized in Murree, a neutral venue. This 6-month long activity engaged 304 youth (196 males and 108 females) to discuss and share interfaith experiences that instill values of tolerance, acceptance and appreciation of diversity and compassion. This activity was done by YDF team which identified diverse group of youth through set selection criteria from Muslims, Christians, Hindus and Sikh communities from areas of South Punjab i.e. Bahawalpur, Multan and Lahore. First 45 SAPs were organized in different cities including Lahore, Multan and Bahawalpur. In this phase, 1374 people (including 1035 males and 339 females) were engaged as participants or volunteers who conducted peace poster competitions, diversity tours, peace banner display, signature campaigns, peace documentaries, peace festivals, interfaith get together sessions, peace walks, peace poetry competitions, bus banners for peace awareness, etc. These social action themselves served as platforms for communal harmony. Second phase After the three months extension, four social action preparation workshops organized in Lahore by engaging 80 alumni from Multan, Lahore and Bahawalpur. Theses alumni were planned 32 additional SAPs later conducted in campuses of Forman Christian College Lahore, Punjab University, Government Emerson College Multan and Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan. 1311 youth (including 748 males and 563 females) were engaged this time. Youth, representing different student bodies like art and culture society, sports society, dramatic society etc, gave a framework to the ideas shared by YDF alumni to implement their learning from diversity camps. Students from Lahore, Multan and Bahawalpur were asked to identify possible actions in their community and campuses to promote peace and interfaith harmony.. make summary of this information like 6 camps , 4 preparation workshops and 77 social action projects 1374 people (including 1035 males and 339 females) 1311 youth (including 748 males and 563 females)


30th January 2018