With the goal of reaching at least 1,500 children in Tanzanian schools, a Facilitators Training Workshop was organized by Arigatou International Geneva, in collaboration with the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC).
The workshop was held from 6 to 9 November, involving 28 participants working in both primary and secondary schools, and youth mentors from Civil Society Organizations and Faith-Based Organizations, who have been working with GNRC Peace Clubs’ members from different schools in Dar es Salaam.
The workshop aimed at training teachers and youth mentors on how to use the Learning to Live Together (LTLT) Programme to end violence against children, especially in schools where most violent acts are corporal punishment and bullying. It also aimed at increasing the participation of teachers and other stakeholders in nurturing ethical values in children as the means to ending violence.
During the workshop, teachers and mentors where equipped with skills and methodologies to implement the LTLT with Peace Clubs’ members for a period of six months. Teachers discussed how ethics education can contribute towards ending violence against children in schools and explored techniques to facilitate learning activities for children based on the Ethics Education Approach.
The workshop was planned and organized by Mr. Suchith Abeyewickreme expert in the field of ethics education for children and interfaith dialogue together with Ms. Clara Mduma and Ms. Tegulwa Nageeba Hassan, both official Trainers of the LTLT Programme.