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Children's World Peace Organization


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CWPO exists to enable children to create a more peaceful environment in their schools and communities and, by feeling safer and more secure, empower them to grow up to create a more peaceful world. The organization was founded in 2010 and currently has programs in Mexico, Kenya and Nepal. We are looking to form alliances with Rotary Clubs and other international service organizations to help fund expansion of our programs.

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Children's World Peace Organization

  1. 1. Children’‛s World Peace Organization Power Point Presentation
  2. 2. Children’‛s World Peace Organization Statement in Governor’‛s Monthly Newsletter March 2012 Sakuji Tanaka Rotary International President 2012-2013 “In  Rotary,  our  business  is  not  profit.    Our  business  is  peace.    Our  reward is not financial, but the happiness and satisfaction of seeing abetter, more peaceful world, one that we have achieved through our own efforts. Rotary International President-elect Sakuji Tanaka will ask Rotary club members to build Peace Through Service in 2012-13.
  3. 3. Children’‛s World Peace OrganizationSeeking Partnership with Rotary Clubs in Peace through ServiceSan Miguel de Allende, Mexico, YESKathmandu, Nepal, YESNairobi, Kenya, exploringUSA, exploring opportunities
  4. 4. Children’‛s World Peace Organization Our PurposeTo enable children to create a more peaceful environment in their schools and communities and, by feeling safer and more secure, empower them to grow up to create a more peaceful world.
  5. 5. Children’‛s World Peace Organization The values that guide us Awareness Honesty Responsibility
  6. 6. Children’‛s World Peace Organization What we do We work with both private and public elementary schools in Mexico, Nepal and Kenya. Our curriculum focuses on primary age students, grades 1 through 6. Teams of 3 facilitators, spend 1 school period a week in each class room, every week during the school year. There is no charge to the school and we do ask that the teachers participate in the activities. We follow a 40 week curriculum introducing 22 peace activities. We organize a one-on-one drawing exchange program between classmates in Mexico, Nepal and Kenya.
  7. 7. Children’‛s World Peace Organization Why we do it.
  8. 8. Children’‛s World Peace Organization Our program creates change. In the classroom In the school In our staff
  9. 9. Children’‛s World Peace Organization What happens in the class room? Student attendance is up. (Report Principals) Students have better listening skills. (Report Teachers) Long standing conflicts between students are resolved. (Report Facilitators) Family life is improved. (Report Students) Students are inspired to lead more joyful, productive lives. (Report Students)
  10. 10. Children’‛s World Peace Organization What happens In the School? Student Enrollment is up. (Report Principals) Students have fewer fights. (Report Principals) Teacher turnover goes down. (Report Principals) Parents participate more. (Report Principals)
  11. 11. Children’‛s World Peace Organization What happens for Our Staff? One Staff member elected a new major in college in social work based on his experience with CWOP. 45 facilitators have a job doing what they love to do and are now contributing members of their families. Friendship extend beyond the organization to enrich their lives. A family violence ended after one member used the CC skills she was teaching. One staff member could not see his children in the US and due to his employment with CWPO he may be eligible for a visa soon
  12. 12. Children’‛s World Peace Organization When we started.
  13. 13. We began the program in our first public school in SanMiguel de Allende in Mexico, in the community of Los Ricos in March of 2010. We were 100% volunteers. Crossing the river to see if the car can get through… it can!
  14. 14. Children’‛s World Peace Organization• In the fall of 2010 we began hiring staff as we continued to add schools in Mexico. • By the end of 2010 we are in 6 schools reaching 639 students weekly.
  15. 15. Children’‛s World Peace Organization Where we work.
  16. 16. Children’‛s World Peace Organization We are reaching over 3000 primary students weekly in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
  17. 17. In 17 Schools With 17 Staff
  18. 18. Children’‛s World Peace OrganizationIn June of 2011 a team began the program in the schools in Nanyuki, Kenya
  19. 19. 500 StudentsIn Kenya 5 Schools 4 Staff Our Staff
  20. 20. Drawing PalsDrawings from Mexico to Kenya
  21. 21. And, we began working in schools in Kathmandu, Nepal in October of 2011
  22. 22. Nepal is exactly on the other side of the world as Mexico
  23. 23. Picture of one of our first schools in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal with a population of over 1.8 million inhabitants. Notice the foot hills of the Himalayas in the background.
  24. 24. 24 Staff members Staff Training in Nepal
  25. 25. 7 Schools 500 Students
  26. 26. Drawing PalsDrawings from Mexico to Kathmandu
  27. 27. Children’‛s World Peace Organization How we do it.
  28. 28. Children’‛s World Peace Organization Our work in the schools includes Enhancing Our skill at1. Connecting with our “Love Light” and our bodies: Heart Coherence, Silent Time, Circles of awareness (Study of Body, Mind, Emotions and Spirit) , Black Elk’‛s Medicine Wheel, Dances
  29. 29. Children’‛s World Peace Organization Heart Coherence We start each class with a heart coherence We do this as a short exercise to enhance harmony and well being for the group and in ourselves
  30. 30. Silent TimeStudents learn to enjoy the quiet of silent time Teacher InvolvementTeachers might want to use Silent Time as atool to quiet students before lesson plans or as needed during the week.
  31. 31. Love Light CeremonyStudents make a conscious choice to let their love lights shine brightly Teacher InvolvementCould wear a love light as a commitment to share your love light with the students.
  32. 32. Black  Elk’s  Medicine  WheelStudents learn to chose the Road of Peace or the Road of Difficulties Teacher InvolvementCould reinforce that we all sometimes walk the Road of Difficulties but we can chose again.    Getting  out  of  “Right”  or  “Wrong”
  33. 33. Circles of Awareness - Body Students learn breathing andrelaxation techniques for better focus Teacher Involvement These exercises could be use used during the day when more focus is needed.
  34. 34. Circles of Awareness - MindWe reinforce the power of positive thinking and our ability to make a choice. Teacher InvolvementCould reinforce the power of positive thinking.
  35. 35. Circles of Awareness - EmotionsStudents notice the impact feelings have on our bodies, minds and environment. They grow in empathy by guessing what others are feeling. Students become open to changing their feelings to something better. Teacher Involvement To grow empathy, teachers could ask students to guess what other people are feeling, including themselves, on a regular basis
  36. 36. Circles of Awareness - SpiritStudents think about connecting to the world and their environment with love and understanding Teacher InvolvementReinforce this vocabulary to help childrentake better care of the classroom, school and community.
  37. 37. Children’‛s World Peace Organization Enhancing our skills in2. Connecting with others: Peace Flower, Peaceful Actions Tree, Dances, Talking Stick, Int’‛l Correspondence
  38. 38. Peace PosterSymbol of unity and commitment to peace in the classroom Teacher Involvement Could create a name tag for the poster. Hang the poster on the wall (if appropriate)
  39. 39. Name BadgesSymbol  of  individual  uniqueness  and  each  person’s  importance towards creating a peaceful classroom, school, home and community Teacher Involvement Could wear their Name Badge during CWPO activity
  40. 40. Peaceful Actions Tree Students are on the look out for what toappreciate  about  other  people’s  actions  and   acknowledge their contribution to peace. Teacher Involvement Could use the Peaceful Actions Tree to recognize peaceful actions done by the students during the week.
  41. 41. Peace Flower Students learn to listen to each other,express their view point and resolve conflict Teacher Involvement Useful technique that could be used to resolve other conflicts in the class room.
  42. 42. Drawing Pals Students exchange drawingsbetween Nepal, Mexico and Kenya Teacher InvolvementTeachers could use this opportunity to study more about the country with whom the students are communicating
  43. 43. Children’‛s World Peace Organization Enhancing skills in3. Connecting with Nature:Caring for plants, caring for animals, recycling, picking up trash, taking care of our resources, understanding our inter- connectedness and the rhythms and cycles of life.
  44. 44. Children’‛s World Peace Organization Enhancing our skills at4. Compassionate Communication: making observations, understanding our feelings and needs, making doable requests, listening with giraffe ears, recognition of Jackal Talk and translation into Giraffe
  45. 45. Compassionate Communication Students learn the four steps of CC: observations, feelings, needs and requests Teacher Involvement This language has been taught all over the world by Marshall Rosenberg and can be useful in the classroom as well as in your personal life
  46. 46. Children’‛s World Peace Organization 5. Children Of Peace ( COP ) Dances
  47. 47. Children of Peace – COP – Songs and DancesCOP Songs and Dances are simple circle dances inspired bydifferent wisdom traditions from all over the world. The songshave been selected for their message of peace, harmony, joy anddiversity and are a powerful way to communicate and transmitthese values.
  48. 48. Children’‛s World Peace Organization Financial Highlights (Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2011) :• Countries participating in program:3 Mexico, Nepal, Kenya)• Students participating weekly in program in 2011: 4,000• Average student participation for full year (2011): 2,000• Average yearly cost per student: $71.00 US• Average cost per student per hour: $1.77 US• Cost to add a new school of 100 students: $7,100 US• Expenditures in 2011: $141,919.00
  49. 49. Children’‛s World Peace Organization Growth Dec 2011 May 2012Mexico 3,009 3,476Kenya 500 500Nepal 500 2,283 4,009 6,259 35% Increase
  50. 50. Children’‛s World Peace Organization In Summary We know that this model is replicable. We know from dozens of anecdotal reports that this program works.We continue to want to expand and would like to continue to open more countries around the world. We are especially interested in the Middle East and South America. And now we need to focus our attention on fund raising. We look forward to your suggestions.
  51. 51. Children’‛s World Peace OrganizationThank you for taking the time to look at our presentation. We look forward to hearing from you with questions, comments and/or suggestions.
  52. 52. LogoChildren’‛s World Peace Organization Presenter: William S. Day Jr. Director and Founder Email: Website: