Address: World Learning Grammar School Paria Street, Near Ali Dina Hospital, Kharadar, Karachi, Pakistan
WLES provides support 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.
Peace education is part of the core curriculum in all educational institutions that are members of WLES.
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.
WLES provides practical and effective peace education resources that are used by staff and students in its member schools and by others.
There is a greater awareness of WLES and its positive impact within communities.
* 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
Peace education is the process of promoting the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to bring about the behaviour changes that will enable children, youth and adults to prevent conflict and violence, both overt and structural; to resolve conflict peacefully; and to create conditions conducive to peace, whether at a personal, interpersonal, inter-group, national, or international level.
Unfortunately, bullying, harassment, and violence are all too common in schools around the world. In Pakistan, research has shown that 2 in 4 children is victimized in school. We believe that all childrenhave the right to feel safe in school. WLES’s approach focuses on prevention by creating an environmentwhere bullying is unacceptable to everyone. Teaching children to live well together not only helps to create a peaceful school environment that makes it easier for children to learn, it also ensures that these children will have the tools and confidence they need to manage conflicts adults and help to build a more peaceful world.
“We thank World Learning Educational Society for the remarkable vision and we look forward to your incredible support in the years to come. WLES helped us make a real difference in our school. THANK YOU!” Ibrahim Gatta Madarasa Islamia School, Principal, Karachi, Pakistan
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: