Challenging Extremism through Gamification

Peacetech Exchange Conference

Collaborating with the LUMS Community Service Society, FATE participated in the ‘Teach for Change’ initiative, with the mission of teaching children about empathy and activism. The first visit proved to be such a huge success, that FATE incorporated school visits into its daily agenda. Covering schools in different parts of Lahore and Karachi, the team engages with children on their perceptions about terrorism, what should be done about it and what their role is as the educated youth of the country. Pamphlets promoting simple ways to promote empathy in daily life are distributed, and activities are conducted that spread the message of tolerance and working together. FATE believes education is the strongest arsenal needed to counter extremism, and it is these young children who hold the power to construct and shape a positive narrative. By translating fear into hope and activism, FATE hopes to create a difference at a grassroots level.