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The PeaceWorks Human Rights Defenders Programme at Akshar: Day 4

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The propaganda assignment I mentioned in my last report took two and a half sessions to cover. Each group presented their samples of positive and negative propaganda, sharing their rationale before opening to questions/observations from the rest of the students and (minimally, from) me. Each group was also asked to send in a written note…

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The PeaceWorks Human Rights Defenders Programme at Akshar: Day 3

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We began class with two images: What do you think you see? The responses sounded uncertain, a few surprised giggles here and there.Were those toys; were they grenades of some kind? That has to be Hitler, why are there two Santa Clauses? Is that a lightsaber? ccccThis session continued where the last had stopped, on…

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The PeaceWorks Human Rights Defenders Programme at Akshar: Day 2

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After a long hiatus that spanned over two chaotic sessions with different batches of students each and a summer break, we returned to Akshar, having streamlined the motley crowd of class 9-11 students down to students of class 10 only.     I asked the students to pick a concern they would like to start…

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