This week's postings: 1. The Global Challenge Activity Guide is Now Online! 2. Calling Elementary School Teachers for Focus Groups 3. AFS-USA Volunteer Liaisons Program 4. The Institute for Global Leadership Presents Reconciliation Leadership™ Certificate Training Ravi Shah NPCA Intern National Peace Corps Association http://www.globalteachnet.org -------------------------------------------- 1. The Global Challenge Activity Guide is Now Online! Get involved in your community by organizing or participating in a Global Challenge event. “Global Challenge: A Day in the Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer” is a program focused on educating youth about Peace Corps volunteers, their experiences, and countries of service and spreading awareness of the positive difference individual volunteers can make around the world. The event engages the students in hands-on activities, games, and lessons that teach about other cultures and global issues and can be hosted at a local school, library, youth camp, or community center. The “Global Challenge Activity Guide” assists volunteers and organizers in preparation for an event in their community. Last year, the NPCA hosted a Global Challenge event for local junior Girl Scout troops in Washington, DC. To access the Global Challenge Activity Guide and to read about last year’s NPCA Global Challenge event, please visit http://www.rpcv.org/pages/sitepage.cfm?id=1121 -------------------------------------------- 2. Calling Elementary School Teachers for Focus Groups Right To Play is looking for teachers of grades 4-6 to focus group an educational kit currently in development. The Learning to Play, Playing to Learn (working title) program is Right To Play's U.S. school initiative. Overall objectives of the program are to educate children to think globally and increase their level of involvement with disadvantaged children overseas. The program kit will be a free resource for teachers of grades 4-6, incorporating curriculum-based lesson plans covering social studies, character education and balanced literacy with creative and active play ideas. Activities feature an exploration of children around the world, the countries they live in and a study of our rights and responsibilities in the world community. To participate in focus groups or for information regarding this initiative, please contact the project director, Jackie Kane at < >. About Right To Play: Right To Play is an athlete-driven, international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play as a tool for the development of children in the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Right To Play has 40 active projects in 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia and reaches more than 500,000 children on a weekly basis. Right To Play just opened its first U.S. office this year. For more information visit http://www.righttoplay.com. -------------------------------------------- 3. AFS-USA Volunteer Liaisons Program Get involved in a worldwide community right here in the U.S. by becoming a volunteer with AFS-USA (formerly the American Field Service). Your time in the Peace Corps helped you connect with people in your community abroad. Now’s your chance to help teenagers from other countries feel at home in the U.S. AFS needs Volunteer Liaisons to meet monthly with international high school exchange students and their host families. AFS is a non-profit organization that has been leading international high school student exchange for nearly 60 years, giving students from 50 different countries including Ghana, Paraguay, Thailand, and Czech Republic among many others, the opportunity to explore life in the U.S. AFS Volunteer Liaisons: -Participate in their AFS student’s life as a friend and mentor, answering questions, providing assistance with adjustment issues, and working with AFS Staff and Volunteers to provide a supportive experience for all. -Share culture, community, language, and experiences with a high school exchange student in ways that help to guide them and help them feel more at home in the U.S. -Receive training in AFS policies and provide support to the student and host family through monthly contacts that are reported to AFS. AFS also needs people to share their homes and lives with AFS Exchange Students. Host Families are needed for 6 or 11 months and Welcome Families are needed for 6-8 weeks. Continue to make a World of Difference. Please call 1-800-AFS-INFO or email < >. ------------------------------------------- 4. The Institute for Global Leadership Presents Reconciliation Leadership™ Certificate Training Worcester, MA and New York-based RPCV Virginia Swain, Director, Institute for Global Leadership, teams with United Nations Under-Secretary-General Anwarul Chowdhury to provide Reconciliation Leadership™ training for emerging and seasoned leaders in Worcester and the United Nations. Reconciliation Leaders™ are practical idealists who facilitate reconciling environments for any challenge in any setting—family, community, organization, national or global. This leadership arises from the leader’s vocational calling, skill building, a broad world view, a simple and sustainable lifestyle, and a philosophy of life to be at peace in oneself and in service to others for a cooperative and compassionate global society. For more information, go to http://www.global-leader.org. The Basic Program combines individualized vocational training with courses that introduce personal and interpersonal skills. The skills and vocational training are integrated in the individualized Mission Statement and Mentoring courses. The skills introduced are at the end of each course description. Basic Reconciliation Leadership Group I October 13 2006-February 4 2007; Basic Group II February 2-June 4; The Advanced Program offers continued vocational training, the introduction of systemic and global skills while integrating the personal and interpersonal skills learned thus far and applying all the learning in another Practicum. Advanced (Groups I and 2) June 4-December 19, 2007 Participants in the Certificate Program: -Tap their internal strengths to better promote peaceful resolutions to conflict; -Combine skill-building and vocational training -Resolve feuds from families to community, national and global challenges; -Become professional “peacemakers” or enhance their leadership skills -Connect personal peace to global peace. Higgins Conference Center, Clark University and the United Nations CONTACT: Virginia Swain, Director, Institute for Global Leadership at 508-245-6843 or http://www.global-leader.org ======== North American Human Rights Education listserv ======= Send mail intended for the list to < >. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education-na/ **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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