Building Cultural Harmony through Education
Karickam International Public School - KIPS
Karickam International Public conducts programs for elementary and secondary school students for the promotion of harmony and understanding among different belief communities.
Each year, to mark the UN’s International Day of Peace, KIPS organizes an annual Children’s Peace Parade in the Kerala region of India. What began as a modest parade of the school’s students has grown to more than 800 participants from four schools around the municipality of Kottarakkara. This chapter is a celebration of the school’s commitment to peacebuilding, and the years effort to incorporate a curriculum built on respecting different beliefs and traditions.
“Religion is very good, but there are people who misunderstand religion and they can propagate all kinds of ideologies which can disturb peace and destroy people. So it is very essential to know ‘the other’.”
- Abraham Karickam