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Eleonora commented on Early Childhood Innovation Prize

Yes I would like to ask the same question Jane asked. Is this Call only for the US? Because it mentions best ideas "around the country". Thanks for feedback.


Eleonora commented on Kokoro - Learning to Live Together

Dear Ashley,
Thank you for your comments. I could share some additional materials yes. How can I send the additional attachments.

On your second question, we believe that intercultural understanding, pluralism, and the respect for diversity are vital for peace and sustainable development. Kokoro aims to promote and disseminate positive values, attitudes, and behaviours that are conducive for dialogue, prevent violence, and challenge stereotypes. Kokoro’s ultimate goal is to nurture the sense of belonging to a common humanity in children, inspire them to solve problems through dialogue, and participate fully in the development process of their communities. This means that Kokoro aims to build inclusive societies and to improve social coexistence by creating a space for children to learn about pluralism and to appreciate diversity, therefore increasing empathy and trust.
Intercultural understanding and solidarity are as much keys to upholding lasting peace as they are to the promotion of common prosperity; violence and conflict are often the primary cause of poverty. Most importantly, child-led actions that will be carried out as part of Kokoro will increase both participation and motivation of children, and therefore they can be considered as clear and strong indications of Kokoro’s overall contribution to the empowerment of children. The empowerment of children and their participation are crucial means to end the cycle of poverty.
Kokoro is also about responsibility and the equitable use of the world’s resources, about respecting each other and our planet, and about taking an active role in creating sustainable alternatives for development.

I hope this replies to your queries and I look forward to share additional material!