PEACE ON THE PLANET
A SHANTI FUND – LONG ISLAND SCHOOLS PROJECT
SUB-THEME – HEALTH & DISEASES
A shared responsibility & Know it to fight it
Concept Criteria –
Millions of people, most of them children, die each year in developing countries from diseases that are preventable and treatable. Poverty contributes to ill-health because it forces people to live without decent shelter, clean water or adequate sanitation -- environments that make them sick. But health problems not only exist in developing countries –- disease transcends borders and health issues affect people globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) coordinates efforts to address global health problems. WHO works with local governments to monitor the spread of diseases such as birdflu and the global threat of obesity. It also highlights the importance of other health-related issues such as smoking.
Twenty years ago, HIV/AIDS was not clearly linked to poverty and inequality but it is now rapidly becoming a disease of the poor, the young and the uneducated. In endorsing the Millennium Development Goals world leaders committed to a series of critical steps to stop the spread of HIV. The increased rates of new infections among women and girls must be addressed, otherwise global and national efforts to curb the spread of HIV and achieve other key development goals will be impossible.
All lives, no matter where they are lived, have equal value. Learn how the UN Works to encourage the development of lifesaving medical advances and to ensure they reach the people who are disproportionately affected.
- To plan a peace program and awareness based on the theme of HEALTH & DISEASES.
- A group of Administrators, teachers, students & interested parents come together to make it happen in each school district.
- Different buildings of the same school district can work upon different themes.
- To include art directors/art teachers, music directors/music teachers, drama teachers, debate instructors, social studies teachers, and science teachers.
- To involve student leaders who can help to motivate and coordinate other students.
Suggestions – A resourceful web site - http://www.un.org/works . As we attempt to instill a concept of peace on tender minds, develop various ideas at the middle school level and solidify at the high school level, we may prepare Long Island students better aware of tomorrow’s world.
Peace Walk - Art Competition - Peace Prayers & songs – Peace quotations related to children of the world – Meaning of peace for children by being aware of health at home & school.
Art Competition / A skit, discussion or power point presentation related to topics like Community & health – Health Education – UNICEF & Health – Compare health care programs
Peace Poster Competition / A skit, or Power Point presentation or discussions by students as well as teachers or get involved on World Health Day –UNICEF – teach street children about diseases like HIV or AIDS – Millenium Development Goals. Clinton Global Initiatives (clintonfoundation.org/what-we-do) HIV & low cost medicine / Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (gatesfoundation.org/global-health) HIV prevention, medicine for tropical diseases,
Cultural items – guest performances
Girl Scout/Boy Scout item related to the project
A note from Shanti Fund
A group of 3-5 high school students are invited to make a presentation at H.Lee Dennison Building on OCT.2 at 9 am. All groups will be honored & best presentation will be recognized with a gift certificate of $141