“A generation that acquires knowledge without ever understanding how that knowledge can benefit the community is a generation that is not learning what it means to be citizens in a democracy.” — Elizabeth L. Hollander
We explore concepts of global citizenship, from voting rights to grassroots activism, through workshops that emphasize everyone’s rights and responsibilities in a democracy. The workshops also engage students in discussions on what we must all do to ensure those rights and responsibilities are adhered to fully and equally, irrespective of race, gender, or religion. New York is a powerful laboratory for these lessons, because of its diversity, tradition of activism, and openness to the world. The workshops end with a visit to the U.N. for NYC students or other relevant field trip so students can see these principles in action.
Build Peace with Us, One Student at a Time.
We work closely with educators and girls around the world to achieve their dreams and realize their full potential. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all model for girls’ empowerment. The challenges girls are facing vary from country to country and from community to community. Therefore, we go back to basics.
Our modular curriculum development approach allows teaching faculty to select and include those learning materials into their lesson plans they deem most appropriate to increase the students’ intercultural knowledge within the subjects taught and to build a dynamic, pluricultural curriculum complementing existing state curricula.
We organize and facilitate peace education workshops (carefully designed in length and content after extensive needs-assessments meetings with educators) with the goal of transforming children from passive receivers to active change makers.