WORLD LEARNING

EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY

Educating Young Hearts And Minds of Pakistan...

About Us

About Us

WLES provides support for Basic Education and Peace Education to schools that have declared a commitment to creating and maintaining a culture of peace. WLES has over 100 member schools in Pakistan students, teachers and community members’ work together to ensure that everyone feels safe, respected and valued.

WLES wants to create a culture of peace in their learning environment. Rather than focusing solely on curriculum or teaching resources, the guide follows WLES’s holistic approach to creating a culture of peace through school-wide activities and initiatives that involve teachers and staff, students, parents, and the community at large.

WLES celebrates peaceful schools in Pakistan…

WLES vision is to create a network of peaceful schools in Pakistan.

WLES s mission is to provide support and recognition to schools that have declared a commitment to creating and maintaining a culture of peace.

WLES is founded on two guiding principles:

  • Membership in WLES is voluntary. As our history sadly demonstrates, mandating or imposing peace is not an effective means by which to achieve it. WLES provides support and recognition to schools that have declared a commitment to creating and maintaining a culture of peace.
  • WLES is non-prescriptive. Instead of telling schools what to do, we provide them with inspiration, encouragement and support as they develop their own vision and implement a plan for becoming a peaceful school. WLES is founded on the belief that each school’s journey to creating a culture of peace is unique. Consequently, WLES is non-prescriptive in nature. Membership criteria are intended to be used as a guide rather than a strict evaluation measure. Each school must be given the freedom to set its own course based on its vision and timetable.

Our Goals

  1. Peace education is part of the core curriculum in all educational institutions that are members of WLES.

    • The curriculum for elementary, middle and high schools contains an explicit peace education component.
    • WLES and WLES member schools work to encourage the appropriate authorities to include peace education in the curriculum of elementary, middle and high schools.
  2. Within WLES member schools, there is a secure, welcoming and respectful culture where all forms of violence*are unacceptable, setting an example for the community at large.

    • Member schools report an improvement in school climate and/or a reduction in incidents of violence.
    • Member schools report providing conflict resolution strategies for students and staff.
  3. WLES provides practical and effective peace education resources that are used by staff and students in its member schools and by others.

    • Member schools report their use of and satisfaction with the resources provided by WLES.
    • WLES holds events and provides professional development opportunities (workshops, symposia, conferences, etc.) that are well-attended and receive positive evaluations.
    • WLES member schools report networking with other members to share ideas and increase knowledge and resources.
  4. There is a greater awareness of WLES and its positive impact within communities.

    • There is an increase in the number of WLES member schools in Pakistan.
    • WLES actively engages in peace- and education-related events and activities in the community (for example, fairs, special days like anti-bullying day, conferences, Dept. of Education PD days, etc.).
    • Organizations and individuals express support for the work of WLES.

* WLES defines violence as the intentional use of physical force or power that threatens or results in physical or psychological harm.

“We look forward to continuing our efforts toward peace in our world. WLES helps us stay on point and gives us many ideas in which to express peaceful solutions in our world.” Ms Mumtaz Shah Principal of World Learning Grammar School

Our Work

World Learning Educational Society works with schools around Pakistan to help them become more Peaceful place. We do this by working directly with member schools (over 100 members in different cities of Pakistan), and by coordinating events and international projects that promote peace education. Here are some of the projects we are currently working on:

Team Members

Nadeem Ghazi: Founder /Director
Abdul Sattar Ghazi: President
Zuleakha Nadeem Ghazi: Vice President
Jahangir Ibrahim : General Secretary
Rukhsana Hanif: Treasurer
Muhammad Imran Ghazi: Member
Sajjad M.Hussain: Member
Nadeem Usman: Member

Local & International Board of advisory

Local:

  • Javeed Nagori ( Member of Provincial assembly )
  • Mehmood Hashim (Ex Town Nazim Lyari Town)
  • Dr. Zahid Shahab (Professor at National Defense University)
  • Ismail Sheikh (Dupty Examiner Board)
  • Sabeen Memon ( President, Joining Hands)
  • International:

  • Dr. Hetty van Gurp (President, Peaceful Schools International)
  • Ms Christina Barruel (Program Head Peace Education, The Peace Foundation)
  • Mr. Rick Lewis Specialist, School Climate Initiatives, School District of Palm Beach County, Florida, USA, The Safe Schools Institute, Department of Safe Schools
  • Ms Cris Toffolo, PhD, Professor & Chair, Justice Studies Department, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Mr. Waleed Lutfi ( Researcher for peace education at UN)