1. Dr. Marek met with Ms. Julie Saito, Program Specialist at the Section of Education for Sustainable Development (https://en.unesco.org/themes/education ). She is also a great pianist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fdCi7izQgI). He also met with Ms. Stephanie Bouziges-Eschmann, Secretary General of the Agence Francaise de Dévelopement https://www.afd.fr/en ), as well as with Ms. Catarina Laranjera, Academic Advisor and Assistant Dean for Admission at the Paris School for International Affairs (https://www.sciencespo.fr/psia/ ). The specific outcomes of these meetings depend on the follow up. It seems though that there are good perspectives for collaboration with Unicef and AFD. Also Ms. Bouziges-Eschmann gave us a lot of suggestions how to connect with various projects sponsored by her Foundation.
2. He also visited American School of Paris, an international private school having a really impressive infrastructure. This visit was a result of an online dialog we started I met there with Dr. Brian Brazeau, Assistant Upper School Director, who gave me a tour around the school. Our discussion concluded that the school would be interested in our options for internships, and possibly also in including students in some of our global projects. We will continue the dialog. At this point it seems that there will be a need to visit Paris again, then we could make a presentation on GNSD to students of the school, and invite them to join our network.
5. Finally, he visited the Victor Hugo International School. It hosts students from Nursery to Grade 12 in the heart of the 15th district in Paris. With a small-class policy (a maximum of 20 children per class in Secondary and Primary school and an average of 15 children in Preschool classes), the school welcomes over 600 students from 70 different nationalities and educational backgrounds. The Victor Hugo School is unique in Paris because of its tailored English-speaking curriculum, enhanced by compulsory French lessons from the age of three. Ms. Laura Buxton, Art Teacher, Drama Teacher, and IBS CAS Coordinator (Creativity, Action and Service) brought for a meeting a group of 20 students, each of them was from a different country. I had an opportunity to make full presentation about GNSD, and about our Sister School Project. It looks that the students were really interested in the project, and we will create there either peace or sustainability club, but for sure another sister schools partnership. This week already students will have a meeting with Ms. Buxton to discuss the plans. Karolina Nowak, originally from Poland, will be the coordinator of the project for Paris, and lead the organization of sister schools partnership. We are already looking to the next meeting in Paris, and possibly at the conference we are planning to organize in Poland next year.