November 28, 2016
With “Helping hands” and “Friendship Chains” we celebrated this International Day of Tolerance in our adopted schools across the country. In 1995, UNESCO’s Member States adopted a Declaration of Principles on Tolerance, affirming that tolerance is neither indulgence nor indifference. It is respect and appreciation of the rich variety of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human. Tolerance recognizes the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of others. People are naturally diverse; only tolerance can ensure the survival of mixed communities in every region of the globe.
From DhokeHassue, Rawalpindi to Lasbela,Balochistan, ITA organized activities in schools, promoting the message of peace and tolerance amongst the youth of Pakistan this 16th November. These activities urged students to brainstorm and think about the various actors in their communities and the roles they all play, in search or common ground with them. The students were also encouraged to appreciate acts of kindness that they may have seen in their communities, and write them down for display at their school, reinforcing that even a small good deedgoes a long way.