Peace and Harmony is its prime intervention as communal tensions in the village was the basic reason behind its inception. The area in which the organization operates comprises of Hindu and Muslim communities and also is inhabited by Tribal people.
ALFA has formed 2 Shanti Committees to tackle the problem of conflicts and organizes local kadiras where people from both hindu and the muslim communities come on a common platform to discuss the issues and solve the matter. We conduct discussions with the youth, do workshops and make them understand through film screenings about these issues and sensitize them to beware from the misleading elements that spread rumors in the community due to which conflicts happen. Youth is the future of our nation, our next generation, so it is imperative to sensitize them.
ALFA filmy believes in the need for communities within Udaipur District to set aside preconceptions of others within their community and focus on community development to re-establish peace. Through the use of workshops ALFA aims to facilitate understanding of other cultures within the community. Moreover, the use of workshops helps to build the capacities of the youth to become advocates of peace in their communities.
ALFA conducts film screenings on various issues including peace and harmony, films are always followed by a discussion. The screening of films and documentaries helped the participants to understand and connect the issues with their local community. Films are a good way to bring about change in societies thinking towards other communities.`
Community Peace Centre Udaipur is an initiative of ALFA Educational Society, to bring together the young people coming from different caste and religious backgrounds and to support them in facilitating a dialogue and cooperation. The centre aims at bringing the target youth participants from different parts of Udaipur district. The centre involves discussion with all youth participants which helps them in going through an experiential learning process; develop their understanding on the dialogue and conflict transformation, cultural differences and perspectives. The centre focuses on the possibilities of living and learning together through various different interactive activities. Different included screening of films and documentaries followed by the discussion, study circle, group discussions, games, workshops and training.
The Diversity walk is a regular activity which is conducted with youth participants coming from different religions, castes and background. The motivation behind the walk is to have cultural exchange between different community members and to understand cultural differences and perspectives. In this walk, all participants visit Dargah and Temple to understand the religious styles of Hindu and Muslim communities followed by the discussion. The discussion helped in understanding on the current reasons/challenges of growing gap between Hindu and Muslim youth and what could be the possible solutions to address those challenges. Youth shared that communication gap is one of the most important things which is making creating a larger gap between youth coming from both the communities. This walk is helping in the increasing the participation of all different community members and aims at creating a friendly society.
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"Tumhari class ye he vo nahi idhar dhyan do" (Concentrate here, that class is not yours, this is) - Munish Khan, a teacher in Village Spirit Academy, Karawada, Rajasthan. Children from several nearby villages come to our school in the hope of getting a quality education. As the people living here mostly do farming and labor work, due to which they aren't able to take proper care of the education of their children. The students in these ...
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