United States
First, each Roots & Shoots member had to ask permission to host The Kindness Challenge in either their classroom at school or with an extracurricular group, such as Boy Scouts. Then, everyone created a Kindness Calendar--an advent-style calendar that contained a weekly idea of how to be kind, such as "switch off all the lights when you leave a room" or "give a classmate a compliment". The idea is to read the kind idea and then challenge their peers to complete it in a certain amount of time. To keep track, each member also made a Kindness Cup, so if a peer does the challenge, they can write how they completed it and put it in the cup. Before the next kind idea is read, members can count how many of their peers did the previous challenge and add an extra challenge of having more people complete it next time!
United States
Build, decorate and display a Peace Pole and peace banner. Set up times with teachers to go into their classes and speak to students about the importance of peace and how the UN promotes this. Also reminder of the 3r's!
Germany
Es wird zunächst einen Aufruf geben, dass sich möglichst jeder Schüler/jede Schülerin an der Aktion beteiligt und das Wort "Respekt" in seiner Sprache notiert und unserer Gruppe zukommen lässt. Wir sind ein wenig abgekommen von der ursprünglichen Idee: stattdessen werden Collagen von Fotos der Schüler erstellt. Diese Fotos sind freiwillig und werden dann das Wort "Respekt" in unterschiedlichen Sprachen füllen. to be continued...
Nepal
My project is working in the field meeting and organized the human rights activities, education activities, human rights essay competition, human rights training and workshop etc.
United States
Spread the message of peace through a free, fun family event culminating in the flying of our giant peace dove on a walk to the beach.
United States
I will help to get the word out. I will lead them in Sing for the Climate and upload photos and videos to the FutureFlash! Project on facebook and twitter. And during lunch I will project facebook and twitter posts from the Peoples Climate March in New York City.
Australia
It will be a video that explains my point of view of where we went wrong and what is wrong and how it could be in the future; both good and bad, but only if we change.
Bangladesh
To me, compassion is "to suffer with" meaning to understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it. Feeling compassion is “putting on other‟s shoe” or ‟live‟ the other‟s life. I am a graduate in Psychology from University of Dhaka, working in Bangladesh Navy as psychologist. I learned compassion from my family. I lost my father in 1971 war and was reared by mother and grandmother. I started practicing “compassion” since 1996 as an active member of a university student organization. We mostly work for underclass people. I do my part as follows: (1) Free counseling to poor people. (2) Free career counseling to young students. (3) Awareness building (education, health etc) for slum dwellers. (4) Sponsoring few poor students. (5) Dispensing surplus ration to the needy people. It doesn't cost much to practice compassion – just need an empathetic heart inside. I personally believe in humanity. Serving others is serving God. Practicing compassion is not a new concept to me. "He prayeth best, who loveth best"
Mexico
Do you remember a moment in which someone, without any obligations, had a gesture of kindness or compassion to you? Who did it felt? You can infer where this is going, the point is grabbing a piece of paper and write something kind to someone else and give it to him, and you can do it in two ways: Leaving the piece of paper somewhere in the street (for example, bus stop, public phones, on a mailbox…) or give it directly to someone you know is having a tough moment and will benefit of being the receptor or a compassionate act (it could be a face-to-face deliver or you can do it in a more subtle way (for example, leaving it in his/her bag, door, notebook…) On the paper, you can write anything you want, recognizing that just as you, it’s probable that the person who reads it had experienced recent discomfort, maybe in that exact moment he or she is experiencing pain… and that just as you, that person wants to be free from suffering. You can write a poem, a phrase, maybe just a “have a nice day”, whatever you think might help that person…
Indonesia
To share Dr. Goodall's message of hope, connection, and peace.

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