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Animated film is launched to award child-led project in Coimbatore

The Coimbatore Peace Festival, organized by Shanti Ashram in India, was the scenario for the premiere of the animated short film about one of the winners of the Learning to Live Together Global Awards. The festival was held in August 2019 and it was a unique opportunity for hundreds of people to get to know more about the inspiring story of Arun.

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Diálogo Inter-generacional sobre la Ciudadanía Global: Mejorando la participación juvenil en India

"Nuestra responsabilidad debe ser ayudar a elevar las voces de los jóvenes, a que su narrativa se convierta en la que cambie el mundo de hoy", dijo la Sra. María Lucía Uribe, Directora de Arigatou International Ginebra, mientras reflexionaba sobre el diálogo inter-generacional que reunió a 20 jóvenes de Tamil Nadu, India, con miembros del Consejo Interreligioso de Educación Ética para Niños y Niñas.

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Ideas flow when people talk

"Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking and its greatest failures by not talking.
It doesn’t have to be the future. With technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded.
All we need to do is make sure we keep talking."
Stephen Hawking

Investing time in building relationships with children:

My mind runs back to a conversation I had with my adorable 7-year-old nephew Aditya Aram over Christmas 2017. We had just returned from a field visit. As we got off the car, he asked ‘Bua - who is the boss at Shanti Ashram?’ The word ‘Boss’ bothered me. Within a fraction of a second, it made me reflect as to what leadership example I was presenting to him. Even as I managed to answer this question, his second question quickly followed, ‘When you die - who will lead?’ To this, I said very honestly, that I had not started thinking about it, but I was sure that someone good and able would be ready to lead. Throughout the conversation, he was engaged, curious and patient and it seemed that just having the space to ask questions and to be in the conversation were important first steps for him. In the week preceding this particular conversation, we had often walked to my office and participated in programmes together. He got to see my work first hand at the International Center for Child & Public Health. For me too, just sharing my daily work & life with him was enriching....and I have come to look forward to my conversations with Aditya. My work with children over the past 20 years has given me the rare privilege of meeting children from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. Interactions with them have often been purposeful, open and constant and it has surely helped me evolve into who I have become.

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Intergenerational Dialogue on Global Citizenship: Enhancing Youth Participation in India

“Our responsibility should be to help raising the voices of young people, for their narrative to become the one that changes the world today” said Mrs. María Lucía Uribe, Director of Arigatou International Geneva, while reflecting on the intergenerational dialogue that brought together 20 youth from Tamil Nadu, India with members of the Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children.

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Reunión anual del Consejo Interreligioso: Impulsando la agenda de Educación Ética para Niños y Niñas

Como en años anteriores, el Consejo Interreligioso de Educación Ética para los Niños y Niñas celebró su reunión anual con el fin de ayudar a elaborar estrategias y formular recomendaciones para el próximo período. Esta vez, la reunión tuvo lugar del 10 al 14 de agosto de 2017 en Coimbatore, India, donde se encuentra la sede de Shanti Ashram, colaborador de larga data de Arigatou Internacional Ginebra.

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