LAHORE: Youth can make a difference in bringing peace through understanding with neighbours of different tribes, creeds, and ethnicities in Pakistan and throughout the world, said Jeanne Swartz.
While talking to the students at St. Peters’ High School, Gulberg, she said that working with the school children on mural making on the theme of reconciliation has been wonderful and the students were keen to work on it. Pakistani students are bright and can enlighten the next generation.
People to People International (PTPI) was started more than sixty years ago by President Eisenhower and is now based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Global Youth Mural Program was initiated in 2002 to further enhance understanding of people from different countries. This year the theme of the program is reconciliation and children from Gujranwala, Lahore and Islamabad are participating.
Shakil Naz, who is the principal of St. Peter’s High School, said that encouraging the students from all social classes is bringing the next generation into main stream. Working with PTPI remain a good experience for the students and the teachers as well, he said.