Ethics Education for Children

Enhancing children's innate ability to make positive contributions

Learning to Live Together Good Practices

After the launch of Learning to Live Together in Hiroshima, Japan in May 2008, the manual has been disseminated widely through UNESCO and UNICEF regional and national offices, the GNRC network, members of the Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children and its Committee, CRC Committee members, educators and teachers, youth leaders and others interested.

The manual is currently available in hard copy in English, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish, and online also in Arabic on our website and on the UNESCO webpage.

A first step in an impact evaluation is currently being undertaken by mapping the dissemination and implementation of the manual around the world. The current results show that Learning to Live Together is being used successfully in 28 countries and it is now being proposed as a model for curriculum development in schools and for programmes in religious and non religious youth groups and peace clubs.

The material is being used in different areas and contexts, such as parenting programmes, counteracting violence with children living in the street and to fight domestic violence, among others. Various practices have been identified for deeper analysis and evaluation covering the various educational settings, formal, in-formal and non-formal, where the educational manual is currently used.

Arigatou International is currently developing booklets of good practices that can help enhancing the use of the manual in various contexts. The booklets are available online below and in hard copy from the Genevan office.

 Learning To Live Together Good Practices

A brochure highlighting some of the Learning to Live Together best practices.
(Click on the banner to open the brochure)

The Massa-Massar programme, created by the GNRC in Israel, focuses on young Jewish and Arab Israeli citizens born in Israel in the hope that young people sharing the same land and citizenship can live together in a peaceful existence. The Massa-Massar programme creates opportunities for Jews and Palestinians to learn to meet the others with empathy and an attitude of reconciliation. (Click on the banner to open the brochure)

More stories on good practices worldwide can be found below

Diary of a Young Indian Leader

After the South Asia Ethics Education workshop held in Coimbatore in 2006, Karthikeyan initiated a project for the promotion and protection of children rights in schools. He has spoken to children in many schools, about the importance of learning about their rights and how they can help fostering a culture of respect for the dignity of other children in India. Read the Diary of this young Indian leader.

Fishers programme in Jordan

The Fisher programme aims to providing vital basic knowledge on most of the social issues affecting children and youth. It empowers children and youth to respect others, preparing them to become buildrers of a better future for all. Read the article here.


Youth working with the Ethics Education Toolkit

The Draft Toolkit on Interfaith Learning and Ethics Education was used at a workshop arranged in Geneva in January 2006. Two youth members of the Interfaith Council explored the possibilities of using the toolkit in various youth settings in their regions. A special thanks to Nour and Emanuel for sharing their experiences and encouraging others to make use of the toolkit in working with ethics and values. Read the report from the workshop.


The Story about Emanuel Mathias

The case study of Emanuel Mathias shows that children can be role model for other children and that they can also be the best educators.
Read his Story


Walking Together: GNRC South Asia

The GNRC South Asia network launched an ethics education campaign in preparation of the GNRC Third Forum in 2008. The ethics promoting campaign engaged nearly 10'000 children from across the 7 countries of South Asia and created a movement of children promoting ethics education and calling for dialogue at the top levels of their countries. This campaign was designed by children and their throughts, perspectives and creativity determined the nature of the national campaign, which ultimately got merged into a single regional campagin. A review meeting was arranged to share the experiences and success stories of the campaign by each country and the results were presented at the GNRC Third Forum by the children who took part in the various activities in each national campaign. For futher details and information, click here

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