… EDUCATION FOR PEACE …
An article from Babnet Tunisie (translated by CPNN)
The president of the Association Sawtouna, Hédia Ben Jemaa El Bhiri, has called on the government, political parties, civil society and parents to participate in the first international meeting on peace education to be held in Tunis in the month of July.
Speaking at a national conference held at the initiative of the association on Saturday at the Congress Palace, under the slogan Together for Peace Education, the President of Sawtouna said the objective of the event is to examine the role of education in anchoring the values of dialogue, tolerance and peace in the younger generations.
The purpose of the first international meeting on peace education is to provide a forward-looking vision of the future of education in 2030, she added.
The dissemination of the culture of peace in schools is a priority of the Ministry of Women, Family and Children according to Nizar Kharbech, Chief of the Ministry of Women .
The official said the holding of the first international meeting on peace education coincides with the launch by the Ministry of a comprehensive program of care for children, particularly in priority areas to help them respond to terrorism.
For his part, the Secretary of State of Egypt for children, Ashraf Ameur said that the Arab world and the Third World need to coexist peacefully within the framework of mutual understanding and respect for the law, citing in this context, the many conflicts afflicting Arab society.
On the sidelines of the conference, a reading was given to a peace pact for children,a text emphasizing the need for values of solidarity, tolerance, freedom and dialogue among younger generations.
At the close of the event, a competition will be held among students of 20 primary schools to choose the best poster on peace.
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