Adjusting our sails, September 21, 2012

This International Day of Peace, Prajnya’s Education for Peace Initiative adjusts its sails a little.

We’ve struggled, as some of you know and as others also experience, with resource shortages that have made it hard to carry out the work of the peace education initiative as we had initially imagined it. So we decided to adjust our sails to suit the prevailing winds.

Peace education programmes can take two routes, both equally important. One, which was our earlier plan, is to engage with teacher training, instructional design and pedagogy. This requires a lot of sustained human engagement, which makes it unaffordable for us right now. We will continue with this work but imagine it as activities rather than processes. This is not the approach we prefer, but we are also clear that doing nothing is not an option.

The other centres on educational content and education on substantive issues. This is the route we think will be easier to take because it will tap into more freely available resources at Prajnya.

We are in the process of re-imagining all the things this could mean, and making the transition in our minds from sadness about having to change course a little to excitement about new possibilities.  We invite you to stay tuned and keep track of all the upcoming new projects and activities at EPI!

Thank you for your support!

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