U.S. Consulate General Karachi is seeking proposals to encourage tolerance, peace building, and critical thinking, and strengthen cross-border linkages between Pakistan and India through an academic curriculum based on shared culture, arts, and/or history.
The U.S. Mission to Pakistan is committed to promoting constructive engagement on regional security and peace between Pakistan and India. The neighboring countries share deep cultural and historical ties yet there is deep and widespread mistrust between the two populations. Building off of the United States’ longstanding relationship with both countries, they seek to promote peace between the two countries by promoting youth to critically think through analysis of culture, arts, and/or history from each country’s perspective to form a sense of shared identity and develop understanding for a prosperous future for both countries.
U.S Mission to Pakistan seeks proposals that further the development of critical thinking within the youth of Pakistan and India. Over the period of 12 months, the grantee will use culture, arts, and/or history of the partition and onwards as a tool for engagement. The training or engagement will help the participating youth foster critical thinking by presenting them with culture, arts, and/or history from both of the countries perspectives, allowing them to analyze the facts, tackle biasness, and have a more holistic approach towards a shared identity. Overall, the program should develop the skill of critical analysis in the participants to promote critical thought in different facets of their lives. To accomplish this goal, the project includes two core objectives:
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