February 22, 2018 (India) Peace Clubs for Sustainability, ( Yoga Dharnendra Gurukulam, Rishikesh, Uttarkhand) have their first meeting after its installation to discuss and finalize action plan for 2018 – 2019 on 18th Feb 2018 on bank of Ganges River.
Radheshyam Giri,( President) , Shivani Bhagat, (Secretary) and Sanjogita singh Treasurer of Peace Clubs for Sustainability along with members and Club mentor Mr. Manoj Sahni. All members discuss about club's activities and progress in Rishikesh. Members discuss about all seasons and activities. In month of March members will spent time to learn all about Sustainable Development Goal 2017 through world largest lesson (http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/), Members also discuss all about book on environmental issue sent by Phoenix Voyage (https://www.phoenixvoyage.org). Members also agree to learn more about PV strategies to work on SDG 2030. See More
February 20, 2018 (Nepal) Tuesday, a very eagerly waited day, the day of Tourism Parliament. Early morning we wake up and went to Nepal Tourism Board for the event. This event was organized by Youth Parliament Nepal for the betterment of tourism in Nepal and to promote Nepal’s Tourism. And also the mission of this parliament was to make understand and teach youth to know about parliamentary system. Almost 200 youths were participated in the event. The students from media sector, law, science and management etc. all were present there. Our team was also there and we also learn a lot from the event. The event was designed in such a way that youth debated in a topic/agenda given by the organizer in the same way of parliamentary system. The senior officer Mr. Mahat from Nepal Tourism Board also gave his valuable time and delivered motivational speech in the event. The topic of the event was addressed on animal right on Elephant “Back riding on the elephant is good or not”. In this topic youth debated on two sides, whole together I found it very effective. Many young speakers gave their strong points on their respective sides. And the day ended good.
February 13, 2018 (India) Peace club for Sustainability established in RajBharti school in Lanji, for the student it was very intresting, They learn techniques of laughter yoga from sheena and learned how yoga can help them to improve concentration and focused on there Target. Peace club is joint initiative of Nonviolence foundation and GNSD. Thank you very much for Rajkumar bhaiya, media from lanji who is supporting to promote peace and nonviolence for society.
February 6, 2018 (USA)
Brief of the conference attended on February 5th, 2018 at United Nations, New York on STEAM Education for Global Citizenship to Achieve the SDGs The focus of the event was on SDG 4: Quality Education. The initiative taken by IVECA and Samsung electronics based on public – private partnerships for STEAM education which empowers learners to proactively participate in identifying and further resolving challenges around them i.e. in their society, community and at a global level through partnering with different schools. The first session showcased the initiatives taken by different schools across the world on resolving issues like poverty, climate change, inequality, responsible and sustainable consumption, and hunger. The key points from the panel discussion were:
The role of youth in bringing the change and addressing the global challenges.
About what is global citizenship and how the STEAM and global citizenship can be the solution to many problems. The speaker also mentioned about the steps involved in such projects and the role of risk analysis in the projects.
The role of ICT in global citizens and education was also discussed.
Recommendations from the conference: Students in India and Nepal are a talent hub and classroom education focuses on science and mathematics. GNSD could partner with IVECA or other similar organization to transfer knowledge at national and international level, which would lead to Sustainable development across geographical boundaries. In the conference, I also got introduced to Prof. Sirimali Fernando, Chairperson at National Science Foundation. Do let me know if we can collaborate with her in any capacity. (Ashima Mathur)