Laajverd

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Laajverd is an initiative of young people focusing on promoting a culture of peace in Pakistan, through the use of art and culture

Laajverd is an initiative of young people focusing on promoting a culture of peace in Pakistan, through the use of art and culture. Since its beginning in 2007, this student-led initiative has achieved a great deal with regard to its key areas of culture and conflict/peace. The organisation has initiated media programmes for raising awareness on a range of social issues in Pakistan.

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In 2012, Laajverd received a grant from the Commonwealth Foundation, under its "Culture and Conflict Programme". This grant helped launch a project called “Bacha Bulletins”. This is an attempt to bridge communication gaps between different social and cultural communities. Bacha Bulletins works with young children from different schools of Lahore and Islamabad. Storytelling, photography and workshops engage students in activities focusing on their social and cultural issues.

So far, workshops on art and peace have been organised in three locations within Lahore and one in Islamabad. In Lahore alone, over 100 children have taken part.

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