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Faith and Children’s Rights: A Multi-religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Faith and Children’s Rights: A Multi-religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

To mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Arigatou International is preparing Faith and Children’s Rights: A Multi-religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

This study examines the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) from the perspective of seven major religions, identifies the important role played by religious communities in advancing the rights and well-being of children over the past 30 years, seeks to identify the common values shared among different religions and the CRC and promotes continued action by religious communities to further implement the CRC in the future. 

The full report on the results of the CRC Study will be released on November 20, 2019, the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the CRC.  This is also the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, an Arigatou International initiative. 

CRC summary coverArigatou International presented a Preview of the CRC Study during the Kofi Annan Faith Briefing, a side event of the recent UN High Level Political Forum in New York on July 15 and we are pleased to share it:

Preview to the CRC Study, July 15, 2019. English.

 

 

 

 

 


The Neuroscience Foundation wins the iWith.org Web Health Award

The Neuroscience Foundation wins the iWith.org Web Health Award

This entity has patented an implantable device, in the phase of approval and experimentation, to try to stop the evolution of Alzheimer's disease. 





 

With this award granted by iWith.org, it is wanted to give presence and visibility to the Neuroscience Foundation.



The main objectives of the association are research and dissemination of neurodegenerative diseases. The organization is made up of a team of neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons and neurobiologists.

The award consists in the creation of the web page on the Abcore Cadí platform and the accompaniment to the project until 2022.

The iWith.org Scholarship Committee has selected the best proposals.



Entities that have taken part in the second phase and have received advice from iWith.org in the field of Internet are:

Atenpace, APADO Foundation, Parkinson Granada, Amate Project, Acovasta, Asociación Tempo, Asociación Andaluza de Hemofilia, Acmah, Sol del Solsonès, Asociación TEA, Apafer, Cartografía de Conocimemts, Migraciones y Refugio LGTBI, Fundación Juntos por el Autismo, Asociación Hepa , Federation of Parents of Children with Cancer and Adela Social.

Congratulations to all the entities that have participated in the 2019 Health Web Award!



 

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Finish the first part of the training in Barcelona: 'Create your MOOC, competences for youth ...

Finish the first part of the training in Barcelona: 'Create your MOOC, competences for youth ...

​The project, which had a real success of participation, has two activities, from 8 to 13 July in Barcelona and from 24 to 28 September in Holloko, Hungary.



 

The course, organized by iWith.org together with Egyesek and the IntermediaKT organization with the support of the Erasmus Plus program, is aimed at transferring knowledge about the creation of MOOC. 



The project has two activities, from 8 to 13 July in Barcelona and from 24 to 28 September in Holloko, Hungary.

In this sense, the main objective of this part in barcelona was to learn how to create MOOCs and develop the document, describing the set of key digital competences that young trainers must have to develop MOOCs in the field of youth.

To achieve this goal there was this activity in Barcelona: 

ACTIVITY 1: educational part of the project. We provided the project participants with the set of knowledge and skills necessary for the creation of MOOCs.

Also we offered support the project participants with the MOOC creation process: at least 3 MOOCs within the project implementation. We were going in deep into the topics of e-learning and discussing the right of everyone to had an access to knowledge. 


The next part that we will organize in Hungary will have these themes: 

ACTIVITY 2: Reflective part of the project

From 24 to 28 September in Holloko, Hungary, we will reflect on the process and the results of the work on the creation of MOOC.

Develop the document on key digital competences for young trainers, necessary for the development of MOOC.

Promote the educational potential of the MOOC field for young people in open webinars, project blogs and video interviews. The program of activities of the project consists of three thematic aspects:

1. Pedagogical aspect:- MOOC and other open educational resources
- Development of the MOOC curriculum, scripts for lessons or segments
- Principles of facilitation of MOOCs
- MOOC Evaluation
- Peer learning within MOOCs
- How to create MOOC content: text, visual materials,
- Main rules to create good educational videos.
- Trainer of young people in front of the camera: development acting on camera / ways of attracting the spectator.

2. Aspect of the media:- How to promote MOOCs in social networks.
- Composition of the image
- Graphic design and visual identity.
- Blog within MOOC: why and how?

3. Technical aspect:- Platforms for the creation of MOOC
- Moodle and its options
- How to calculate the MOOC budget: a low budget does not mean low quality
- Sound recording and mixing (basic knowledge and skills).


 

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INSPIREd Faith Communities in Brazil – Fifth Roundtable on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence

INSPIREd Faith Communities in Brazil – Fifth Roundtable on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence

The last of a series of Roundtable Discussions on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence was held in Brasilia on 24 June 2019, and brought together more than 70 participants from several religious communities, experts on early childhood and child protection coming from civil society and faith-based organizations, as well as government representatives.


Commemorating Cyberbullying Prevention Day with a Full-day Online Conference

Commemorating Cyberbullying Prevention Day with a Full-day Online Conference

Within the framework of the #StopCyberbullyingDay, a 24-hour online conference held on 22 June 2019, gathered the voices of the youth, the academia, teachers, journalists, and lawmakers, as well as representatives of social organizations, families, technology entrepreneurs and governments worldwide to create a global conversation about Cyberbullying and Bullying, one of the issues that worries the youth nowadays.


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