Peace Education

CSSS understands peace education as an essential component of quality basic education. This peace education is the process of promoting the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to bring about behavior changes that will enable children, youth and adults to prevent conflict and violence.

One such effort is ‘Maitri Abhiyan : Overcome indifference. Win Peace’ a project by CSSS in 12 schools with support from Caritas India. Inspired by the message and teachings of Pope Francis, it is an effort to foster friendship and oneness by accepting that we belong to one human family so, that we can love each other beyond the human boundaries and thus embrace peaceful living.

Vision : Improved Socio-political and religion scenario among the youth, communities, govt. officials, local authorities and social partners that leverage acceptance, leadership and collaboration

Mission : Better understanding and openness towards socio-political and religious issues affecting youth, individual and communities to reduce the conflict by becoming more inclusive and transparent in their relations


  • Capacity building of students cum teachers.
  • Promotion of positive thoughts and good deeds to the students.
  • Promotion of good values of the community to promote acceptance.
  • Abandoning the enslaving values and enslaving practices for better tomorrow.

Major Activities

  • Formation of peace clubs
  • Promotion of peace activities
  • Peace day celebrations
  • Exposure/outreach visit
  • Leadership development program for students and teachers

Achievements in 2016-17

  • 12 peace cubs formed in 12 schools of Jammu region with nearly 420 students as members.
  • Celebrated International peace day and held essay writing & poster making competitions in all schools as a build up to the big event.
  • Organized 4 exposure visits under community outreach
  • 36 student leaders received training on peace clubs.
  • 31 teachers were trained to lead peace clubs in their respective schools
  • 42 students participated in Go-Green art contest

Operational Areas

Jammu, Samba, Poonch and Rajouri