Discussions on The Right of Children and Adolescents to Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religions in Latin America and the Caribbean

As part of the Dialogues of Knowledge and Learnings 2020, Defence for Children International (DCI) in Costa Rica, together with UNICEF Costa Rica and the National Patronage for Children, organized on 20 August 2020 a webinar on the Right of Children and Adolescents to Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religions for Latin America and the Caribbean, as stated on Article 14 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Online Training on Transformative Pedagogy for Peacebuilding in Southern African Countries

Arigatou International Geneva, together with the UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA), held an online workshop of six sessions from 1 to 11 December 2020 on 'Transformative Pedagogy for Peacebuilding.' The workshop aimed at 34 participants from Ministries of Education, Universities, UNESCO National Commissions and UNESCO in Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Discusiones sobre el Derecho de la Niñez y la Adolescencia a la Libertad de Pensamiento, Conciencia y Religion en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

En el marco de los Diálogos de Conocimientos y Aprendizajes 2020, Defensa de Niños y Niñas Internacional (DNI) en Costa Rica, junto a UNICEF Costa Rica y el Patronato Nacional de la Infancia, organizaron el 20 de agosto de 2020 un seminario web sobre el Derecho de la Niñez y la Adolescencia a la Libertad de Pensamiento, Conciencia y Religiones en América Latina y el Caribe, como se establece en el artículo 14 de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño.

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Creating Spaces for Children to Reflect about Ethical Issues during the Pandemic

Arigatou International Geneva was invited to facilitate an online workshop for children from Indonesia on “Peace, diversity and solidarity during the pandemic.” The workshop was held on 10 February 2021 and was organized by educators belonging to the UNESCO Associated School Project Network (ASPnet) and several other partners.

The webinar aimed to help children become more aware of how they can respond to the social reality of the pandemic by focusing on peace, appreciation of diversity and fostering a sense of solidarity. Children took an active role in the organization and coordination of this webinar. They led the ice breakers and supported the facilitation of the session.

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Higher Education Teachers from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia Get Trained on Transformative Pedagogy for Peace and Resilience Building and Prevention of Violent Extremism

A second round of the advanced online training of trainers on “Design and Delivery”for higher education teachers was held on 15 – 18 February 2021. This time, the workshop was carried out in French and Arabic language, reaching 25 participants from the northern African countries of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

These online workshops are being organized together with the UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA), in the framework of the Higher Education on Peace and Resilience Building and Prevention of Violent Extremism project.

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Mindful Educators: Ethics, Values and Inclusivity in Education

Ms. Maria Lucia Uribe, Executive Director of Arigatou International Geneva, was invited by Mindful Educators  - Sri Lanka, to lead the third of a series of online learning sessions on Ethics, Values & Inclusivity in Education. The session was held on 18 February 2021 and aimed at guiding educators towards using mindfulness-based practices in the classroom.

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Reflecting on the Role of Education in Promoting Learning to Live Together Among Migrant, Refugee and Host Communities in Europe: The SOLIDARITY Project is Launched

The online module “SOLIDARITY: An ethical imperative for advancing the role of education in migrant and refugee inclusion in Europe," kicked off on 17 March 2021, gathering 98 participants from Europe and beyond.

Under the title "The role of education in promoting learning to live together among migrant, refugee and host communities in Europe," this first session aimed at building a dialogue on the role of education in strengthening coexistence and interconnectedness between people from different backgrounds, and to promote learning to live together among migrant, refugee and host communities in Europe.

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Effective Interfaith Education for Social Cohesion

Effective interfaith teaching can contribute to the overall quality of educational programs, particularly advancing goals for social cohesion and common understandings of civic values well-rooted in local history and culture. The ideal is to foster and deepen the lasting formation of civic values and knowledge and relationships that can sustain lifelong learning and communication across social differences.

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Fostering Resilience in Children on the Move

"We have to keep in mind that children on the move are first and foremost children and their rights move with them!" Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children

A webinar series on Resilience and Children on the Move, took place from September to November 2021, gathering more than 350 participants in three sessions. Throughout the sessions, participants shared experiences and best practices to support, protect and nurture the physical, socio-emotional, and spiritual well-being of children on the move.

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Creating a Culture of Encounter - Empowering Youth Through Education to Challenge Xenophobia, Discrimination and Exclusion among Youth in Europe

The collaborative project “Creating a Culture of Encounter - Empowering Youth through Education to Challenge Xenophobia, Discrimination and Exclusion in Europe,” took off in September 2021 with a partner’s meeting in Lisbon. The project, which seeks to reach 100 young people from Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain, aims to empower and enable youth to become agents of transformation in their communities.

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