Our GNSD Sister Schools project is taking off. The St. John Paul Catholic School in Poland, that agreed to become a sister school with the Shree Siddhi Ganesh Primary School, raised $ 800 to install electricity, internet, and to buy computer and printer (please visit the page for Sister Schools Project for details ) We hope that the schools will start to communicate. In the nearest future, we will open a webpage for the schools on this website.
We kindly invite you to follow this example by creating new sister schools partnerships.
December 10, 2018
There were two goals of the visit at the Jinan University in Guangzhou. First, it was to participate in the One Belt One Road Peace Workshop organised by Dr. Jinrong Chen, Director of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Jinan University. The workshops facilitated by Prof. Guy Olivier Faure, internationally recognised expert on negotiations. There are not enough words to describe wealth of his experience and ability to share his knowledge with others. We all are also full of appreciation for Dr. Chen for his friendly personality, organisational skills, and amassing talent in the area of photography (please see blow photos taken by him.)
The second goal was to initiate discussion on potential for collaboration between ASU School of Global Studies, GNSD, Peace and Conflict Studies Institute, and with organization represented by participants of the workshop (please see the list of participating experts.)
We had a session at this workshop during which I presented GNSD and its mission, while Sumit Shrestha presented project on hydroponics conducted in Nepal. Based on the alive discussion we had during this panel we may expect that most of the participants will develop some kind of a partnership both with AS, and with our network.
December 8, 2018
In Singapore. I had a meeting with Dr. Amy Ho, Director of the Sustainability Centre of National University of Singapore, as well as with Mr. Vignesh Louis Naidu, Director of Operations at the Head Foundation. The subject of discussion was a possibility for collaboration on GNSD projects. We also visited two schools: Stamford American International School and Invictus International School hoping to invite them for collaboration on Sister Schools project. Unfortunately, both teachers and students were already on the winter break, so we will continue negotiations by correspondence.
Finally, we were invited by the meeting with theInter-Religious Organization Singapore (IRO). There was a former minister present, as well as few activists of BaAlvi Muslim Mosque where the meeting was held. We presented our GNSD network and invited collaboration in the area of peace education. Bipin Panday presented the Sister School project, and also invited support in this area. We hope to organise a joint conference next year.