The Power of One Child - Global Action Classroom Project with the Earth Child Institute
For the first half of 2012, ISF has been working on an incredible project called The Power of One Child – Global Action Classroom. This project is headed by the Earth Child Institute, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to, “building bridges and bonds between and across sectors, structures and levels of awareness toward the inclusion and empowerment of today’s children and young people. Supporting policies, programmes and services based on these principles and the premise that what children learn today will shape the world tomorrow.” Amazing, right? We thought so, too!
The Global Action Classroom project’s focus is, “to connect children from sites around the world through shared experiences, shared purpose, and shared humanity though our virtual classroom. Our goal is to show that kids have the power to take action, that they have something valuable to contribute to and share with the world, and that they have the ability and the right to speak about what they want for their own future.” ISF was lucky enough to be asked to participate in this project on behalf of part of the United States and Canada through communication with our Kids MOB! (Those kids rock!)
Our Kids Mobstir Sarah and her Mom Cheryl were very involved in helping ISF be a part of this project. Watch Sarah's beautiful video below :)
The main purpose of this project is to get involved with Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development which is coming up in a few weeks. If you don’t remember what Rio+20 is, you can check out its website HERE.
Throughout the last few months there have been several youth and teams working diligently on this project by talking online with other countries, starting initiatives in their cities and connecting with each other by taking care of our shared planet. One product of all of this hard work is an amazing video. Watch it and see what we mean!
A big goal of this project is for the video to be shown to UN delegates at the Rio+20 conference at the end of this month. We can't wait to see what happens!
We owe a huge THANK YOU to Lee Frankel-Goldwater who is leading this inspiring project. He wrote a beautiful poem for us to enjoy.
In Rio Together
by Lee Frankel-Goldwater
From around the world,
We come together
All to Rio, for this great endeavor
Some of the wisest,
And most clever,
The brave, the bold, through any weather
Some of the youngest
And some the brightest
With some of the mightiest
Some of the eldest
And most experienced
Who still believe
That we can do this
With every color
And every creed
Of hope that one day we will share
A world, sustainable and ever fair.
ISF felt honored to be a part of this incredible project and we look forward to connecting with the Earth Child Institute in the future.