A youth leaders’ network was established within the university by students comprising of 130 youth leaders.
The main objectives for creating Youth Leaders’ Network are to train peace activists, peace and conflict resolution’s cadre and to enable them to decrease conflicts into the community.
The following Committees have been created by GIHE Peace Youth Leaders
The GIHE Peace Youth Leader has launched a drawing contest amongst GIHE students with the financial support of United State Institute of Peace (USIP) this event was conducted on Tuesday, May, 24, 2016 in GIHE conference hall; the aim of mentioned event was broadcasting of peace messages through art and drawing, the participants of this event were members of Peace youth leaders, members of peace coordination committee including some students and staff of GIHE.
The event was started with the welcome’s speech by deputy of youth leaders, later on the chairman of the peace youth leaders described the activities of the youth group since its establishment; likewise he stated that art’s contest for the peace is the fifth youth peace club activities in 2016 which is implementing by Youth Group.
Afterward, two members of youth group recited their peace poetries which were welcomed and encouraged by event participants.
Furthermore, one of the judges explained the criteria for selecting the best arts, it is mention-able that three judges were invited to choose the best three drawing, finally after evaluation the Judges selected three pictures as grade; first-second and third.
At the end of this event certificates which were provided by Youth Group, awarded to the Judges, moreover, cash prizes has been paid for the first, second and third grad of art contest.
Exposure visit 1 to Heart
The two days exposure visit which took place in July 13 and 14 was a fully academic, experimental and entertainment opportunity for youth. The visit had 20 beneficiaries which contained 9 male and 9 female students plus one peace subject lecturer and one PCC representative. Through this opportunity the group could visit Herat University Peace Center, PCC, youth peace group as well as they could visit some historical and cultural places such as Qala-e-Ekhtiaruddin, Manzar Jihad and Herat Human Rights Museum. They have also had a chance to attend a night party organized by Herat Education University members, in which GIHE group could visit new students and lecturers and discussed on their experiences and future plans as well as both sides have delivered their presentations.
Exposure Visit 2 to India
GIHE organized an academic tour for a group of 27 people from Sevagram and the Institute of Gandhian Studies for the purpose of learning from Gandhi movements towards social justice.
Finally after many efforts and coordination, the group could successfully go for an academic program or visit in Sevagram where Gandhi was living and all his memories are still alive there.
The group has had the chance to visit peace center in UNESCO. Mr. Ebel, the head of cultural office in UNESCO has first welcomed the group and then he has introduced the peace activities in UNESCO in Delhi. He added the objectives of the office as conducting research activities, policy making, peace curriculum and providing new educational system for peace studies. He said that in near future they will be conducting a seminar in which representative of 200 countries including Afghanistan would participate in. The purpose behind this seminar is to collect comments and suggestions on how to make an effective and useful peace educational system.
Besides that, the group has attended the Peace Painting Program. Mr. Vikram who leaded the program, he believed that one way to bring inner peace, is painting. Human can experience peace whenever they find peace in mind and heart. Student’s participation in making documentary films was another program in which they participated. Miss Homa, who leaded the program, said that such short clips and movies help people present their thoughts and views about peace.
Education on spinning, visiting India gate, visiting Gandhi museum and visiting Gandhi Memories Park were the other parts of the visit which were so interesting for the group.
In day 7th, the group was invited by the New Art Commerce of Science College and was warmly appreciated with flowers and awards. Peace Center PCC members were given time to talk about their achievements within a general gathering.
Within the journey, the group has planted five trees as gift in one of the gardens in Wardha which contained about 100000 trees. There is a rule in this garden: everyone should plant a tree in this garden. People can do it for different reasons, they can plant a tree whenever someone born or whenever someone dies. Also if families conduct any religious ceremony, then they plant a tree in this garden.
In addition, students were invited to the Institute of Gandhian Studies in which they were provided with information about Gandhi personality, Gandhi ways of living and his mobilizations and movements towards a better and justice society. The institute has promised that will be providing annual scholarships for GIHE students.
Youth leaders want to change peace instead of war and violence in the society as a whole, until our people could be able to live comfortably in Afghanistan.
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