In this photo is Khadijat, attending a CCP workshop at the Chechen State University, she is pictured working on a picture of her core self, this class was held on February 19, 2020. Photo taken by Rustam.
Khadijat is a 20-year old student from the city of Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. She studies in the 4th year at the Chechen State University at the Faculty of Psychology and Education. Khadijat writes:
“I was introduced to Cultures of Peace trainings by our teacher Venera. When she offered me to join a series of CCP workshops, I agreed gladly. As my interest was so great, I also had high expectations of the trainings. I’m happy to see that I’m not disappointed at all. The time spent at the workshops has been very stimulating, informative and exciting.
From the very first session I understood that this program is necessary not only for the whole world, but firstly for each individual person, as only through establishing peace and harmony in yourself can you then transmit and create it in the world around you. The most important thing CCP teaches me is the ability to listen, hear, understand, and accept people for who and what they really are. As a result, you change in the best way possible and you notice how easy it becomes.
For me, the biggest and most important point was that I was able to open up and trust others in the group and, so to speak, “pour out my problems”, after which it became much easier for me to communicate. I received support from other people, and learned tools to support myself and others, which is exactly what I needed at this time. I am very happy to be a part of CCP and wish the program and all the people who support and develop it all the very best”.