India-Pakistan school Students Exchange Program has won innovation award. The students have been interacting with each other through handwritten letters, Audios and Visual recording that are reflective of a shared history of the two neighbors before Partition. This has been done under the ‘Student Exchange Program’ which is a year-long dialogue comprising a sustained exchange of written, visual and oral histories connecting school children aged between 10-14 years across the cities of India and Pakistan was initiated by NGO ‘Routes 2 Roots’.
The NGO has recently been awarded the “The Inter-cultural Innovation Award 2016′ from United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in Baku, Azerbaijan for this programme. Earlier in its first year in 2010, the program attracted between 2400 children from 10 schools across four cities of India and Pakistan.
Students who hails from diverse socio-economic backgrounds from selected schools participate in the five-phased program which aimed to improving ties between the two countries and the exchange of letters, postcards, pictures, artwork and videos encourage children to form their own opinions and have a clearer understanding of history, culture and lifestyle through cross cultural communications.
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. The school students Exchange Program from which two nation have got the innovation award ?
2. The School Exchange Program was initiated by which NGO ?
Courtesy : Business Standard