Giving Life Nature Volunteer, is centre around three main areas of attention: Care for ourselves – Care for each other – Care for the environment. Realization of these three interdependent areas will lead to increased common security.
Giving Life Nature Volunteer is organised on Two Levels:
- Committees or Clubs in schools with youth-teachers-parents-resource persons.
- National and regional coordinators and advisers.
In Detail Peace and Care Actions, Projects and Campaigns, at and around Schools Worldwide Youth, aged preferably 18 and above, in co-operation with teachers and preferably also with parents and community resource people involved, perform one or several “2 hours” or part-day peace actions.
The actions should take place at and around the participant’s school or within the nearby community, and can be initiated by a class or a club at a school.
Each performed peace action should be reported to Giving Life Nature Volunteer on a short Report by E-mail. By sending the first Action Report, a school will be accepted and the school will be listed on www.gilinavoghana.org – Click: Schools & Actions Partner-Schools’ Regional and International Collaboration and Networking
Giving Life Nature Volunteer connect your school to exchange protocols and experiences. Giving Life Nature will take such contacts directly using any available means of communication on behalf of participant.
Giving Life Nature Volunteer stresses the importance that the first approach with another school discusses time-limited partner-schools collaboration, perhaps “2-months”, and secondly what communication you want to carry out. A partner-schools’ collaboration benefits from good planning, project management.
Prolonged collaboration and projects can of course be the result, a “spin-off effect”, from the first contacts. Individual Pen-pal contacts can grow out from early Partner-Schools contacts, and continue after that the Partner-Schools “2-months” programme is finalised. Your school (class) might also benefit from networking with a few or even several other schools around a topic of interest.
It is up to the school to discuss such extended programmes. But before going into any partner-schools programme or networking, Giving Life Nature Volunteer advocates small peace and care actions to be performed at and around the school.Who Benefits from the Giving Life Nature Volunteer Programme, and How?.
More Self-esteem, more concern about My lifestyle, and more Hope for the Future
Learning through practical projects and problem-solving
Language and Communication training
Collaboration and Project Management skills
Behaviour in the direction of Care and Share
Teachers – Educators
Global Classroom and Global Education
Pedagogics for teaching-learning through problem solving
Theory into Practice
Conflict resolution and Mediation skills
Interaction with community experts
Quality – Attractive reputation
Peaceful behaviour between students and teachers and among students themselves
Higher status in society
Favourable interaction: School-Parents-Community
Campaigns: Clean Up, Water, Tree planting, Anti Drugs etc.
Caring and Sharing society
States and Countries
Building confidence across borders
Dialogue Among Civilisations
Building Common Security
From Culture of War to Culture of Peace
Reverence for Life and Biology on Earth
Behaviour in Favour of Sustainable Development
Care for common watersheds and biotopes etc.
Care for Myself
1:12 – Sexually Transmitted Diseases
What are the sexually transmitted diseases? How are they transmitted?
What is special about AIDS?
Step by Step
Plan with teachers and administration to organise a day on sexually transmitted diseases.
Find a speaker from any non-gorvernmental organization to designate a speaker to give information on sexually transmitted diseases
Set up a panel of experts from the community to give information and answer questions at your school.
Plan how to further disseminate this information in the community.
Care for Others
2:03 – Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution
What is mediation and how does it work?
Different mediation models.
Where mediation is used, what disputes are suitable to mediate?
Students as mediators.
Step by Step
United Nation’s will designate a mediation expert to the school to lecture on mediation, the different models and where it is used.
Ask for demonstration role play of mediation in action from the expert.
Raise awareness of what mediation is and how it can be used. Lecture and discussion.
Workshop with exercises and role plays.
Lobby the school to research mediation as an option for future introduction in the school where students can be trained as mediators to resolve some of the disputes between students.
Care for Nature
3:07 – Dramas – Art – Music – Writing – Poetry, about the Environment
The environment is at risk and many people are not aware of the problems. What are the problems with the environment today?
Different strategies to convey a message.
Step by Step
As a group, plan and write an environmental play and invite students and parents to see the play.
Fundraise if you wish by charging an entry fee and giving it to an environmental project at your school or in your country or at any region in need.
Increase understanding of environmental problems through “entertainment and enjoyment” – write and perform plays about the environment.
A drama in English dealing with environmental issues such as recycling, the extinction of animals and damaged trees by acid rain and CFC’s (Freons).
Perform drama so many people from children to adults will be more interested in these problems.