Students told to create a culture of peace in classrooms
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“You can take what you have learnt during this Peer Mediation Camp and use it to create a culture of peace and harmony in your classrooms.” This was the advice given by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Community Development, Ms Donna Ferraz as she addressed 71 students from both primary and secondary schools at a Graduation Ceremony held at the Couva/Roystonia Community Centre on Friday August 15, to mark the end of the Peer Mediation Camp 2014.
The Peer Mediation Camp was hosted by the Community Mediation Services Division of the Ministry during the period August 11th – 15th, 2014 at the Presto Praesto Youth Facility in Freeport. The students were exposed to various disciplines including anger management, communication and listening skills on how to create a win/win situation.
Executive Director of the Community Mediation Programme, Ms Beverly Harry-Emmanuel expressed heartfelt appreciation to the 51 volunteers who supported the initiative by giving of their time and expertise “Towards Building a Better Trinidad and Tobago.”