The Hangout Bridges Program forges relationships between high school students of different ethnic, racial, social, economic, cultural and religious backgrounds. It challenges ideas that breed intolerance so students can appreciate diversity, build on commonalities, learn to resolve conflicts in non-violent ways and promote working together for the well-being of their communities.
This program is divided into six modules, each focused on a key theme.
This module revolves around acknowledging the self, appreciating individual differences and relating without prejudice.
This module helps learners identify attributes of good character, determine how to develop these attributes and why they are important.
The learners identify, describe and illustrate the meaning and importance of national symbols and the importance of being a responsible citizen.
NATIONAL VALUES & Governance
Learners will appreciate the importance of national values and the principles of good governance.
LEADERSHIP & INTEGRITY
Learners will understand leadership and integrity as concepts and the qualities of a good leader as well as the importance of integrity.
PEACEFUL CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Learners will understand the concept of peace-making and how they can contribute to peace building.
They will evaluate their own characteristics and how they impact on peace and conflict
The programme adopts the Ethics Education approach borrowed from the Arigatou Foundation, Learning to Live Together: An Intercultural and Interfaith Programme for Ethics EducationDOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
The learning process is meant to ensure learners are actively involved in the learning experience. It takes learners through a process of discovery, which leads to reflection and continuous learning. Each of the program sessions moves through
It can be in form of stories, songs, poems, activities, photographs or pictures to stimulate the learner’s curiosity about the topic, challenge perceptions and motivate the learner to explore.
This is a time for learners to explore ideas and gain new insights and experiences through practical exercises. There is an atmosphere where learners open up to each other and are free to express themselves.
The learners should share and exchange ideas, experiences, discover the others' and challenge their perceptions. Learners should feel comfortable to participate fully without feeling intimidated.
This will enable learners to discover new understandings and ideas. This may not come immediately and for all the learners at a go.
This is a moment where one finds connection with self where learners can put down their own learning in relation to practical situations and assess their values and attitude.
At the end of each stage, the learners should identify actions they can undertake to promote peace, social coexistence and understanding of self and others.
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Peace Clubs have the ability to curb tribalism and drug abuse among my community. After school, I will continue to be an ambassador for peace and spread peace all over this country.
Peace Clubs are one of the most essential tools in bringing national unity and peaceful coexistence in the society, especially to young people like us, who determine how the future will be.