Promoting Peace and Understanding in India: The PeaceHub Campaign

Poojita Goswami
April 18, 2024
Women attentively participating in a PeaceHub seminar or workshop.

PeaceHub workshop engages youth in India.

In an era marked by global challenges and societal divisions, the imperative for fostering peace and understanding within communities has never been more crucial. Recognizing this need, Global Peace Foundation (GPF) India, under the guidance of Gail Hambleton, has taken proactive steps to initiate the PeaceHub Campaign across the nation.

Led by Mr. Rumit Walia in India, the PeaceHub campaign aims to advance communities towards the principles of peacebuilding and cultivate development for a culture of service. The inaugural PeaceHub, the RC Youth Peace Club, comprising thirty passionate young individuals, serves as a testament to this commitment.

The sessions conducted at the GPF India headquarters provided participants with a comprehensive understanding of peacebuilding values, emphasizing themes such as unity, dialogue, and service. Through interactive discussions, supplemented by study workbooks and insightful videos, participants explored the real-life implications of these concepts, equipping them with the tools to become agents of positive change in their communities.

Group of people engaged in a collaborative writing activity on a large sheet of paper for the PeaceHub Campaign.

Group projects during PeaceHub workshop.

Building upon this success, the initiative extended its reach to Mount Abu Public School’s teaching community. Witnessing active engagement and enthusiasm from educators, the PeaceHub campaign facilitated a seamless transition of peacebuilding values from teachers to students, both within the classroom and at home.

A pivotal aspect of the PeaceHub campaign is its focus on practical application. In line with this ethos, the teachers at Mount Abu Public School will organize a happiness mela (Indian fair) for the students and parents, under Mr. Rumit Walia’s guidance, to foster joy and harmony and amplify the community service’s impact.

Meanwhile, the RC Youth Peace Club is actively engaged in its community service project to organize a donation drive in an underprivileged region of East Delhi. By leveraging social media platforms, the program is promoting peacebuilding initiatives through a series of reels, extending the reach and impact of its efforts.

A group of smiling young adults posing for a photo in an indoor setting, some holding books and papers for the PeaceHub Campaign.

GPF India hosts PeaceHubs workshop for youth

Looking ahead, GPF India envisions expanding the PeaceHub network to encompass diverse communities nationwide. By empowering individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote peace and understanding, the campaign strives to catalyze a ripple effect of positive change, fostering a more harmonious and interconnected society.

Through concerted efforts and collective action, the PeaceHub campaign exemplifies the transformative power of community-driven peacebuilding, offering a beacon of hope for a brighter, more peaceful future in India and beyond.

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