“A week ago during a phone call with Suren, serving in the Army, he told me he was acting as a peacekeeper there too and all his comrades liked him for finding true solutions to conflict situations”.
Such is the response of the pupil from the secondary school in Gegharkunik marz, serving in the Army now. This is one of the biggest achievements and appraisals for us when the knowledge gained in the field of conflict management never remains just theory but is used in everyday life by schoolchildren not only finding peaceful and true solutions to the risen conflicts but also spread theit knowledge in their settings.
We extend our thanks to Nelly Drnoyan, teacher at Gegharkunik School, for she has highly valued conflict management education and has been able to cultivate Peace Culture among her pupils.
Here is the full letter of N. Drnoyan sent to us.
Brief summary of the results gained during head of class hours in frames
of “Conflict Management Education at Schools” project
The necessity for the implementation of “Conflict management education at schools” is a reality. It is one of the unique projects due to which knowledge mastered by pupils gains value and finds its practical usage in all stages and fields of life. Precise teaching of the topics covered by this project contributes to the formation of non-conflicting perception, the development of analytical thinking and the enforcement of peace culture among children, providing an opportunity to prevent the cases of conflict arisen among teenagers that are very dangerous and often lead to the formation of individual negative qualities among them.
Children are very enthusiastic when they act as mediators keeping all the necessary rules. Many of them feel proud to be “peacekeepers” in their families and hear words of gratitude from the elders for the first time; they also confess how “mature” they feel themselves in such cases. It is appreciated that pupils have started to approach the conflicts with an analyzer’s eyes.
I am really very happy to know that pupils in my class overcome the conflicts arisen in their lives easily and they often confess the role this project has played on them. A week ago during a phone call with Suren, serving in the Army, he told me that he was acting as a peacekeeper there too and all his comrades liked him for finding right solutions to conflict situations. I wonder why he asked if such topics were not discussed in all other schools.
I hope this project will have its task-oriented run at all schools and the future rulers of our country will be well-balanced people with the ability to make right decisions.
Teacher at Gegharkunik secondary school