#16 Peace – is communication

When talking about Peace, understanding each other is the foundation. We are the kids from class 6a at the Andersen school in Berlin.

We discussed how important it is to feel safe, to have friends, to be able to play, to be able to learn. And we learned about different cultures in the world and that being nice could also mean being not so nice in a different culture… so we played a little game, where we all slipped into a cultural role, into somebody else, acting very different from what we normally are. Each culture uses different codes for communication, for greeting each other. We discussed different photos for intercultural situations and checked our awareness for small details.

We learned that it is important to respect each other regardless of our cultural background in order to become friends.

Check out our drawings, poems and photos from our project.

We send our best wishes to our peers in Benin, Africa! Have a great New Year 2018!

 

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#16 Strong Institutions – Explority visits the school parliament of Bettina von Arnim School

Foto/Graphic by Martin K├╝chler

At the Educational Centre “Wannsee Forum” in Berlin, Germany, student members of the school parliament of the Bettina von Arnim school (BvA) are meeting for an intensive retreat on political education. Explority is part of the program, discussing the Sustainable Development Goals with a focus and goal 16: strong institutions.

The program includes a live contact via Internet to Sierra Leone, where the students learn about challenges for the youth and student participation in the Global South. They discuss their own role and opportunities for democratic participation in the German educational system and their individual responsibility for more global fairness.

Part of the program is furthermore media education which will be used for campaigning own rights and interests in the context of empowering the youth for sustainable development. Also the students get involved in using serious games as a method for transporting knowledge in regards of the SDG’s. Tune in here for further messages and results of the students from the BvA!

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