What would you like to change? What thoughts do you have on your mind?

Submit your ideas for action and key messages you would like to share around global citizenship and sustainable development!

Ideas on how to save water

Ismini Lagoutari (3rd garde)

Paris Stathis (3rd grade)

Kostis Stathis (4th grade)

John Tsampakalos (4th grade)

Stavroula Chatzikonstantinou (4th grade)

Angelina Giovanoudi (4th grade)

Faedra Papatzikaki (5th grade)

Kelly Tasoulidou (5th grade)

Melina Giovanoudi (6th grade)

Chrysafes Chatzikonstantinou (6th grade)

Ioannis Samprovalakis (6th grade)

Lefkothea Salma (6th grade)

community service offered by the Associated Schools and UNESCO Clubs

Within the framework of community service offered by the Associated Schools and UNESCO Clubs, and within the context of combating climate change and global warning through environment preservation and afforestation,

The agricultural technical school in Mostorod (ASP school) and its UNESCO club implemented a project on Yehia El Mashad experimental  school on 19-3-2015 as a service to the environment. They cleaned the annexed garden from all garbage and turned it into a garden for school children. They implanted 30 tree around the playground with the assistance of the school’s children.

The administration of the school awarded the students certificates of recognition for their efforts. 

"There are other people beside me in the world" - Croatia

This is a thought of a boy in 7th grade, what he thinks that "Being a Global Citizen" means: it is all about respect and solidarity.

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Knowing about the world, respecting others - Russia

<div><div>If I say &ldquo;BeIng a gloBal CItIzen&rdquo; -- Hello! I&rsquo;m Valeria Dobrenkaya from Astrakhan, Russia. Personally, I think if I say &ldquo;Being a global Citizen&rdquo;, <strong>I should know a lot about the world around us</strong>. That&rsquo;s why I like <strong>travelling</strong>. I have been to such countries as Italy, France, Finland, Germany, Poland, Spain and Turkey, Palestine, Andorra and Israel. It helps me better understand the <strong>customs and traditions</strong> of different people, which is very, very important if you consider yourself &ldquo;Being a global Citizen&rdquo;. Look at all these funny teddy bears, flags and badges; I have been collecting since my first visit abroad! They are not only toys but symbols of this or that country, due to them I <strong>learn to respect different nations and nationalities</strong>, be tolerant.</div><div>It&rsquo;s clear without saying, if you want to communicate with people from other countries fluently, <strong>you should know English</strong>. By the way, I have been learning it for seven years.</div><div>So, &ldquo;Being a global citizen&rdquo;, means &quot;<strong>Being a peace loving respecting other peoples person</strong>&quot;!</div></div>

Love for the planet - Greece


Being a Global Citizen means....LOVE OUR PLANET!!!

Share the Peace - Indonesia

Being a Global Citizen... what will YOU SAY?

Let's say!
> No More Discrimination !!
> Say No To War !!
> No More Violance !!
> Go Green !!
> Bullying Breaks Heart !!
> No More Racism !!
Respect !!!

~ Share the Peace For the Better World ~ 

Being a global citizen - Belarus

Anna Shmygina, grade 10: “Being a global citizen” is to be sure that your home isn’t only your country, but all the Earth. You should respect traditions and customs, laws and habits of all countries, love them as much as the country you were born in. Think about the future of the planet as about agglomerate, not like about detached land. That’s how I understand this expression.

Alina Mironchik, grade 10: The term “global citizenship” typically defines a person who places his identity with a “global community” above his identity as a citizen of a particular nation or place. One’s identity transcends geography or political borders and that the planetary human community is independent and as a whole. I think the Internet is the invention that helps us be a global citizen. Today we can initiate real-time communication with everybody who is in another part of the world. We can share our ideas with everybody online, make video conferences. The Internet has given us a common platform and medium through which we are able to explore other cultures and ideologies. 

Citizen of the world - Belarus

If you ask me “Where were you born?”, I would answer - on the Earth.
When I was a child my parents always told me to appreciate and love peace on Earth. I was taught to take care of the land we live in. People should respect each other regardless of their nationality. And today I myself understand how important peace and tranquility in the world are. It is very important that people understand that the world can not be divided into parts. All people are worth living on the Earth.

My home is my castle - Belarus

“My home is my castle!” the English say. It means you take care of your home because it gives you the sense of stability. You keep it tidy, you decorate it, give it a kind of repair from time to time. If you consider yourself a global citizen you should do the same with your home and your home is the Earth.

Do you remember the “Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery? I think that it’s the right image of a global citizen – this little boy. He knows that there would be no other home for him and he loves his planet with all his heart, though the planet is very small.

So, in my opinion, if one takes the whole Earth as his home, tries to protect it (to say nothing of not destroying) he may consider himself a global citizen. What do you think about it?

Girls Rising Project - Sri Lanka

Learn about the importance of equal rights and education for girls in the world!

Participants are encouraged to watch "Girl Rising" (or excerpted chapters at: Nepal Chapter and Peru Chapter if the full DVD is not available) and then have their students share their reflections after watching it.

Through discussions with other classes, students are encouraged to share ideas about what they can do to make the situation of girls in the world and in their own country better. Where possible, participants are invited to arrange Skype conferences and share their own learning and learn from each other.

Thank you,
Upul Abesingha, Swarnapali Balika National School, Sri Lanka