26 hostel students from classes 8 and above took part in a three day workshop on Conflict Resolution. The workshop was conducted by the Tibetan Centre for Conflict Resolution over the period April 12th to April 14th, 2017. The aim of the workshop was to help the children understand how conflicts can occur in their daily lives, how they escalate and how they can be transformed or resolved, thereby strengthening the culture of dialogue, respect and democratic values.
This workshop was part of the holistic programme for the Tong-Len Hostel students which encourages overall development of an individual in all aspects-Spiritual, Social, Emotional, Physical and Academic.
Tibetan Center for Conflict Resolution is a registered and independent NGO with 15 years of experience in conflict resolution training and workshops. Though their activities they have helped connect communities together by encouraging healthy resolution of conflicts.
The workshop was full of activities and games, aimed at inculcating a problem-solving approach towards difficult situations in life. They were introduced to approaches for resolving conflicts such as active listening, stereotyping, effective communication etc. The children thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. They now feel empowered and confident to face and take on challenging situations with a spirit to resolve and not escalate them.