Dialogue Action Research Training School (DARTS)
“The Open Doors and Open Minds program”
In the present international scenario, we need a modern/liberal and effective result-oriented action plan locally and globally which would lead the youth into a positive direction and create a healthy attitudinal change for the modern and Peaceful world. Noor Foundation has been set up to bring down barriers between people of different nationalities and faith, and to help understand and raise awareness about dialogue & tolerance. If only we would all share, our thoughts and beliefs, understanding each other’s culture this would Empowering community to build an enabling environment for peacebuilding, interfaith harmony and development.
DARTS devoted to encouraging debate, discussion, Dialogue and Training Workshops. The School conducts on a wide range of issues – including economics, politics, international affairs, literature, history, film, Social conflicts, and social policy. DARTS vision is of a progressive and enlightened Pakistan where there is no room for discrimination and injustice. DARTS believes in justice for all, gender equality, and human rights for all as enshrined in the principles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE, CEDAW – The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women and all other charters, covenants and protocols of the United Nations Organization on human rights.
Interfaith Harmony Initiative and Peacebuilding is the crosscutting theme of all activities of DARTS. A process to organize the community around the issues of interfaith harmony and peacebuilding help DARTS to train communities in helping each other and in resolving conflicts at all levels. People are taking up the responsibility and playing their role to organize and plan activities that enable them to solve their social, economic and religious issues.
There was a need to be met, and this was the key factor in inspiring us to establish these DARTS, from there we have developed the DARTS centers where all nationalities can exchange ideas and understand each other a little better. “The Open Doors and Open Minds program” provided the opportunity for all us to learn something new from our experiences which can then be applied to our everyday lives. Knowledge will always create better understanding and is the only way to “break barriers”. DARTS is “Great contribution to mutual understanding”. The concept behind it is to activate the local leadership to contribute to keeping peace and to promote values like love, harmony, reconciliation, and tolerance in society. The DARTS are mandated to work for social harmony and interaction between the communities of different faiths and sects. Through these dialogues, Training workshops, meetings, seminars and other awareness programs, that will be lead to peace, harmony, tolerant, nonviolent, and moderate and reconciliation society.