The President of the Philippines declared September 2008 as peace building month for the entire country. Imagine if all world leaders followed this example...
From the declaration:
Section 2: All government offices, non-government organizations,
business organizations, civic society and other sectors of society, are hereby
enjoined to conduct peace building activities for the month of September 2008,
which may be in the form of posting streamers with peace as a theme, film
showing, games, seminars, art contests, and the like, to celebrate and promote
to the general public the essence of peace and the peace building process and its
positive impact in the country.
|"Boys in Pink" Launch Website
Travis Price and David Shepherd are well kinown for the stand they took when a grade 9 student in their school was being harassed for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.
Since then David and Travis have launched a website where anyone can post a comment or ask a question.
Check it out: www.forceinpink.ca
ABCs of Mental Health
This resource provides teachers and other education professionals with
information formatted to be accessible, easy-to-use, and helpful for
educators who wish to recognize and identify behaviour that causes them
concern. It provides prevention and early intervention strategies to
promote learning and mental health, and tips on finding help for
childen with mental health problems.
ABCs of Mental Health
|October 17 is Gossip Free Day
October 17 has been proclaimed as "Gossip Free Day" by Peaceful Schools International.
To read all about it and get some ideas to help you implement Gossip Free Day in your school, read the attached:
Ideas for Gossip Free Day
|International Conflict Resolution Day
Resolution Day is an international celebration
held annually on the third Thursday in October.
The date for Conflict Resolution Day 2008 is
October 16. Join in and promote conflict
resolution in your community!
For ideas and resources, go to:
Association for Conflict Resolution
World Food Day - October 16
Day provides an occasion to highlight the plight of 862 million undernourished
people in the world. Most of them live in rural areas where their main source
of income is the agricultural sector. Global warming and the bio-fuel boom are
now threatening to push the number of hungry even higher in the decades to
come. This paper examines those challenges and how they might be handled.
(Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)