Learning from each other helps challenge prejudices – Jennifer McCann
February 6, 2013
West Belfast MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann speaking at a conference on Childhood Development Services in Post Conflict societies said learning from each other helps foster a culture that challenges prejudices.
Jennifer McCann said
“Today's launch is significant in that it
will look at the importance of relationships and peace building with young
children and communities right across the world.
"The issues discussed here today are important, not only in respect of the North of Ireland but to every post conflict country.
“It is important to revisit the past so that we can learn from our experiences. Young people must be offered the opportunity to learn about the past and reflect on the lessons that it can offer us as we work to build a better future.
“A future that has equality, tolerance and respect at its core. Sharing our experiences with other post conflict societies and learning from each other helps foster a culture where we can challenge prejudices that can lead to division.”