Educational initiative helps youth build tolerance across borders
CISV and travel search site momondo have collaborated to develop free educational exercises for school children that promote tolerance for people of all colours, cultures, countries and lifestyles.
The exercises are designed for children 10 to 15 years old – because notions of intolerance are generally learned at an early age. The exercises facilitate thoughtful roleplay and discussions between the school children, with the goal of learning about cultural differences, recognising and avoiding discrimination, and opening their minds to mutual respect and tolerance. The initiative will culminate on UNESCO’s International Day for Tolerance on November 16 with an engaging activity that puts focus on the need for more tolerance.
The initiative will be introduced in Denmark and Portugal this year, and will continue in additional countries in the coming years.
You can learn more about the initiative here https://cisv.org/about-us/our-
CISV helps to break down barriers by bringing children together from different countries and cultures.
In an exciting new initiative with corporate partner momondo, a film ‘Dear mom and dad’ designed to promote tolerance and respect, they show the magic that happens when children from around the world are together for a month.
The initiative is part of momondo’s collaboration with CISV, which included the funding of a CISV Village – hosted by CISV Brazil – that brought children from around the world together for a month in São Paulo in July last summer. In the film ‘Dear mom and dad’, we follow these children as they come together and discover that they are more alike than they ever imagined.
momondo invited children to share their feelings in a postcard to their parents at the beginning of the Village, and then again two weeks later, about how their understanding of each other’s differences changed over the course of the camp. Words from the children in these postcards were collected into a short film that captures the positive development the children went through.
See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/