College marks UN day with workshop on ‘tolerance’
As part of activities to mark the 2015 United Nations International Day of Tolerance, management of Edidot College, Lagos, organised a workshop on tolerance to sensitive its students on its importance.
The workshop, which took place at the schools premises, recently, also educated students on the negative effects of intolerance.
Consultant, Emotional Intelligent and trainer at FINK AFRICA ’Abigail Adeyanju, explored the students emotions by creating a hate and compassion continuum, which required the students to think, brainstorm and discuss on the potential effects of intolerance in their immediate community, society and the world in general.
She enumerated outright injustice, violence, discrimination and marginalisation as common forms of intolerance.
She further stated that educating students on tolerance should aim at countering influences that lead to fear and hatred for others. “Schools are where we can capture children because the world is interested in the application of knowledge they learnt from schools.”
Expressing satisfaction with the workshop, principal of the school, Mrs. Franca Adeyemi Alayo said programmes like this help students to learn how to tolerate, love and be patient with one another.
She said if students were sensitised on such programmes, it would go a long way in decreasing terrorism, war and unhappy relationships.
She called on parents to play vital roles in the upbringing of their children to compliment what the have learnt in school.