Tagore International School in the Capital opened their doors for students from Pakistan in a student exchange program called Students Exchange For Change-II, initiated by Indian NGO Routes 2 Roots and The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP).
The aim of the program was to was to encourage friendship between school students across the border. The participants aged between 10 and 14 years were a part of the initiative.
During the programme the children screened a short audio-video clip about their parents, grandparents and their different cultures. These students have been exchanging letters and post cards for 16 months under the program.
This workshop aims to bring the nations closer as they to get familiar with shared histories, traditions and stories. The children were overwhelmed to learn the past history of their ancestor as they were once all one and united.
'This program is very close to my heart and has given me immense satisfaction to see the growing friendship between the children. It is a pleasure to see the growing understanding between the students, change in their perceptions and reducing biased thinking, which helps them to dream of a brighter future,' said Tina Vachani, founder of Route 2 Route.