In the Glocal era of the 21st century, increased transnational migration is making local communities inevitably more heterogeneous, increasing the need to learn how to live together. Non-Violence and Empathy as values are missing into the educational diaspora of India.
Such absence leaves conflicts both personal and interpersonal to remain unresolved leading to the escalation of these conflicts and at times violently. Over time as the individuals grow in such an environment he/she is unable to recognize and appreciate diversity thereby building stereotypes which can lead to extremist tendencies and violent conflicts. Societies are built by such individuals and the conflicts surrounding them. Such an environment, therefore, hampers peaceful co-existence.
At YfPI we envision a Peaceful World of empowered individuals and sustainable societies.
Within the education community, there is a growing trend to complement the discourse of access and quality of education with that of content of education; to complement the discourse of cognitive skills with that of socioemotional skills; to complement the discourse of skills and competencies for employment and the job market with that of skills and competencies for learning to live together; and to complete an education that is focused on assessment with an education focused on relevance. The question of access is now complemented with concerns of quality and content. The Major question, therefore, is off if what we are learning and if what we are learning will complement in making this world more peaceful and sustainable.
Mission and Belief
Our team of Peacebuilders is on a mission to train 170+ million young people in India with values like Non-violence, Inclusiveness, Tolerance and Empathy with an aim of empowering young to build sustainable societies and a peaceful world. Through theoretical and experiential learning modules we aim at empowering young people on recognizing and understanding inclusiveness, tolerance and how diversity as individuals and communities is a collaborative and not competitive factor.
We also invest our potential in providing opportunities to volunteer for different social causes with our belief that teaching is best learnt and sustained when they are utilized for on ground purposes.
Our exclusive ecosystem and partners including United Nations Agencies and Working Groups and the Commonwealth Youth Secretariat also help us provide a forum to start advocacy and grassroot projects which these trained young people have access to.