3-day peace education workshop

A Peacemaking Project by Kiyomi T.

What is the injustice we are solving?

I have visited Nagaland, India on three occasions. Nagaland is a small state and there are 16 tribes. I am wondering if I could implement my peace education project for handing down "Naga" culture to new generation using mapping and Kamishibai method, which is Japanese educational method. The problem in Nagaland is most schools do not allow to speak their tribal dialects but only English. Thus nowadays most children do not know their dialects sadly. If I could conduct my project in Nagaland, strength of community will be better and children will have an opportunity to touch their dialects in a school.

Comments:

Amani A. Peace First Staff
6 March 2018 12:01

Thanks for sharing, Kiyomi! This sounds interesting. I think it would be great to share a video about this once you implement your project :)

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Thanks again for sharing your project with us. Please let us know how can we help.  

Kiyomi T.
3 March 2018 1:06

Thank you Latrell! I will try my best :)  

Kiyomi T.
2 March 2018 23:51

Thanks for your interest, Amani! Kamishibai is a sort of paper theatre, which Japanese children are used to be shown by teachers at kindergarten. I wanna use the method because dialects Naga people use are oral. That means no scripts for them. Then I came up with this idea using Kamishibai to tell their tribal stories in their dialects.  

Amani A. Peace First Staff
2 March 2018 23:22

Thanks for sharing your project with us, Kiyomi! Please tell us more about the Kamishibai method? What's it about and how you will use it in your peace education project?
I look forward to hearing from you.  

Latrell S.
2 March 2018 14:00

That is a great idea. It is great that you are trying to enhance children's knowledge of their culture.