Delhi-based NGO Routes 2 Roots awarded Inter-cultural Innovation Award 2016
Routes 2 Roots, a Delhi-based Non-profit organization (NGO), has been awarded prestigious Inter-cultural Innovation Award 2016.
The award was bestowed upon the NGO for their unique Student Exchange Program, which allowed children in schools from India and Pakistan to connect with each other.
The award was given by United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in Baku, Azerbaijan.
- Under this programme, students from both countries connect with each other through written, audio and visual recordings that share history before partition and thus help in eliminating misunderstandings about each other’s cultures.
- This engagement also facilitates the students to ask each other questions, thereby discovering common interests.
Intercultural Innovation Award: It has been instituted by a partnership between UNAOC and the BMW Group. It supports grassroots initiatives that promote intercultural dialogue and understanding, thereby contributing to peace, cultural diversity and more inclusive societies.