Over the course of the project, those taking part will hear from survivors, experts, and former perpetrators of violence who share their stories. They will role-play real life situations, putting in place new strategies to manage conflict and to challenge extreme behaviour, prejudice and discrimination. Participants learn to put into practice critical thinking skills by looking at theirs and others’ behaviour, questioning what’s behind it, and trying to find a solution that is constructive rather than destructive.
THINK benefits those who take part in the following ways:
Participants will be equipped with the necessary skills to argue against negative and violent opinions and will have found ‘their voice’ in order to implement change.
Participants will be able to THINK critically about themselves, other people and will develop confidence to challenge personal, social and political conflicts.
Understanding Violent Extreme Behaviour
Participants will explore the root causes of violent extreme behaviour and understand how and why a person is able to justify such behaviour.
Participants will understand why and how conflict forms and feel empowered to resolve conflict peacefully.
Participants will have the ability to see how identity, beliefs, and values directly affect behaviour and attitudes, and will gain in emotional intelligence. This allows a greater understanding of the implications of our own attitudes and behaviour on others.
Young Peace-builders’ Network
Participants will have the opportunity to take their learning forward by passing on their acquired knowledge to their peers and community. They also have the opportunity to join the various social media THINK platforms.