PEACE ON THE PLANET
A SHANTI FUND – LONG ISLAND SCHOOLS PROJECT
SUB-THEME – NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks & stones.
Despite a downward trend in conflict, in 2008, the world’s governments spent US $1,464 billion to arm themselves, amounting to $ 216 for each person alive today.
Concept Criteria –
Global Arms expenditures – Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. – 34th President of United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The nuclear non-proliferation treaty –
Children and Armed Conflict / Women, Peace & Security.
- To plan a peace program and awareness based on the theme of NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION
- 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 emphasizing community spirit & caring for the world – Meaning of peace for children.
Art Competition / A skit, discussion or power point presentation related to topics like different weapons of the world & need to remove them.
Peace Poster Competition / A skit, or Power Point presentation or discussions by students as well as teachers The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, Global Arms Expenditure, Nuclear, chemical & Biological weapons, Missiles, conventional weapons, small arms, landmines & need to eradicate them,
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