The ChalkPeace Project

Our Work


Peace Education

We as human beings are war-like in our thought processes. Our communication, words and manner of conveying emotions suggests a predisposition towards violence.

Our Peace Education Resources and Workshops center around the core idea of peace being a process that begins from within: as empathy, respect for diversity or cultivating the value of mutual trust and tolerance.

Gender Equality

If all genders were equally respected, given their due, and were free to enjoy the inherent sovereignty they own over their minds and bodies, no other inequities would hold water.

Our Gender Equality Resources and Workshops center around the core idea of gender being a spectrum, beyond the ambit of the binary, and then couches approaches towards creating equality within that space.

GBV Sensitization

In both peacetime and wartime, the occurrence of gender-violence is a representation of dominance and aggression, and that the bodies are focal points for aggressive discrimination based on gender.

Our GBV Sensitization workshops help create awareness of violence as it exists - both as micro and macro aggression, and as structural and outright violence. We aim to build peaceful spaces through sensitization.

Our Work So far

What have we done?


Educational Institutions

  • Since 2014

    Curriculum Development

    We develop curriculums that can be included within the scope of regular and mainstream education systems. These curriculums are a product of deep-dive research and robust testing on ground.

  • Since 2014

    Workshops for young people

    We hold workshops for children and young people on peace education, gender equality and gbv sensitization. Our workshops focus on hands-on learning by creating safe and engaging spaces.

  • Since 2014

    Parent-Teacher Training

    We are increasingly conscious of the fact that parents and teachers continue to mould and influence young people. We work with them to help keep the momentum going on shaping young people to be sensitized citizens

Corporate Training

  • Since 2014

    Workshops

    We hold workshops for corporate establishments on peace education, gender equality and gbv sensitization. Our workshops focus on hands-on learning by creating safe and engaging spaces.

  • Since 2014

    WPSH Awareness

    In line with the legal requirements per the Vishakha Guidelines, we train workforces corporate and business establishments on sexual harassment awareness, reporting and conduct safety audits

  • Since 2014

    Safe Work Spaces

    We train the workforce in conflict resolution, conflict management, non-violent communication, tolerance and respect for diversity and peace-building through empathy to make workplaces safer and inclusive.

Our Accomplishments So Far

29
workshops
1100
young people
75
parents and teachers
7
schools
2
corporates
400
adults

From the classroom

notes from our sessions


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Understanding Conflicts and Responding to them II

In the second workshop with the students from Classes 9 to 11 at Akshar Arbol International School at Chennai, we looked at the concept of conflict and understood it from the point of view of multiple identities in engagement to create unique experiences. Here's what that looked like.






Understanding Conflicts and Responding to them

In the second workshop with the students from Classes 6 to 8 at Akshar Arbol International School at Chennai, we looked at the concept of conflict and understood it from the point of view of multiple identities in engagement to create unique experiences. Here's what that looked like.











Monday, 20 November 2017

From within to without II

In the first episode of our three-day workshop with the children from Classes Nine to Eleven at Akshar Arbol International School, we worked on understanding the concept of Identity and how we interact with other identities, and then took a look at intersectionality and how it impacts our everyday lives, interactions and personal experiences with one another.






From within to without

In the first episode of our three-day workshop with the children from Classes Six to Eight at Akshar Arbol International School, we worked on understanding the concept of Identity and how we interact with other identities, and then took a look at intersectionality and how it impacts our everyday lives, interactions and personal experiences with one another.





Monday, 25 September 2017

Making more kids safer

We had a workshop at the Kamraj Tuition Centre, put together by the Madras Esplanade Ladies Circle, for children of ages 5 to 15, and their parents, on Safe, Unsafe and Confusing Touches, staying safe bodily, and identifying and saving oneself from sexual abuse. Read on to know more!

While we recognize that the onus lies on people to NOT harm, rather than to not be harmed, the existence of individuals who perpetrate wrongdoing cannot be ignored. It is therefore imperative that we find ways to stay safe, and to keep a conversation centred around safety going. This inspired our intention to workshop with children and their parents.



Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Menstru-ally Healthy

We got to work with a bunch of bright young women who are starting out their first year in a Nursing Diploma course at Sarva Vidya / Sarada Vidyalaya, Chennai, on menstrual hygiene. It was an interesting session where we talked about what menstruation means, what our personal understanding and social understanding of menstruation is, and how there are differences between both. We also took a look at menstrual hygiene products and how best they can be disposed to facilitate minimal pollutant impact on the environment. Here are some images from our session.





Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Building Peace in Class

In the sixth session at Sprouts Montessori, we explored peace building through simple tools of non-violent communication and effective means of using role-playing and body language. We also  looked at group dynamics, leadership skills and team playing skills. We also examined routes to create effective solutions for problems and challenges without allowing differences of opinion to turn into fights.











Resources

Downloadable Curriculums and Games


Gender Equality

Refer to our Gender Equality section for handouts and hand books on gender equality. Suitable for all ages. Enter Library

Peace Education

Refer to our Peace Education section for handouts and hand books on Peace Education. Suitable for all ages. Enter Library

GBV Sensitization

Refer to our GBV Sensitization section for handouts and hand books on GBV Sensitization. Suitable for all ages. Enter Library

Contact

Get in touch with us to host workshops or to volunteer


Website

www.redelephantfoundation.org

Email

info@redelephantfoundation.org