Exchange for change: Understanding a shared history

Published December 21, 2010
The President of The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (L) and CAP board member Swaleha Alam.
The President of The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (L) and CAP board member Swaleha Alam.
CAP board members (L-R) Ali Raza, Amber Rauf and Fahad Asadullah.
CAP board members (L-R) Ali Raza, Amber Rauf and Fahad Asadullah.
Amina Saiyid (R) of Oxford University Press.
Amina Saiyid (R) of Oxford University Press.
(L-R) Former Federal Minister Sherry Rehman, CAP board member Swaleh Alam, President CAP Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, and photographer Amean J.
(L-R) Former Federal Minister Sherry Rehman, CAP board member Swaleh Alam, President CAP Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, and photographer Amean J.
(L-R) Photographer Amean J, President CAP Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, CAP board members Swaleha Alam, Ali Raza, Amber Rauf and Fahad Asadullah.
(L-R) Photographer Amean J, President CAP Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, CAP board members Swaleha Alam, Ali Raza, Amber Rauf and Fahad Asadullah.
(L-R) Photographer Amean J, CAP board members Sara Taher Khan, Swaleha Alam, Project Director ? Karachi for ?Exchange for Change? Aliya Hashim, Project Director ? Lahore for ?Exchange for Change? Anam Zakaria, President CAP Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and CAP board member Fahad Asadullah.
(L-R) Photographer Amean J, CAP board members Sara Taher Khan, Swaleha Alam, Project Director ? Karachi for ?Exchange for Change? Aliya Hashim, Project Director ? Lahore for ?Exchange for Change? Anam Zakaria, President CAP Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and CAP board member Fahad Asadullah.

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan [CAP], in collaboration with Routes2Roots, an Indian non-profit organisation working for peace and dialogue between Pakistan and India, introduced “Exchange for Change”, an interactive exchange between 2400 school children of Pakistan and India. The idea is to open avenues for children within Pakistan and India for dialogue and understanding of a shared history, culture and lives. During the 12-month life of this project, a sustained exchange of written, visual and oral histories will take place between 2400 school children, between the ages 10 and 14, from 10 schools across Pakistan and India. People in attendance at the event included Sherry Rehman, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Amean J and Amber Rauf. - Photos by Kohi Marri.

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