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September 26, 2012
UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September.  The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The Preamble to the United Nations Charter states that the Organization was founded to prevent and resolve international conflicts and help build a culture of peace in the world.  Peace and democracy are inextricably linked. Together, they form a...
September 26, 2012
The 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness was held in Dubai, UAE from 14th to 18th July, 2012. This was the first time this biennial conference was held in the Middle East.  The 2012 conference was hosted by the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for the Distinguished Academic Performance,  which is also partnered by UNESCO.  It was held under the patronage of HH Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum,  Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Finance Minister. The Children & Youth Conference, which...
September 26, 2012
1:00 - 2:00 Essay writing In English and Filipino (Grades IV, V ,and VI students) Poster making Intermediate category - (IV, V ,VI students) Primary Category - (Grades I, II, III students) Slogan making in English and Filipino (Grades IV, V, VI students) 2:00 - 3:00 Awarding of Certificates of Recognition to winners and a Short program to celebrate the International Day 
September 25, 2012
International Youth Day was celebrated in Dubai and this year's theme was  "Building a Better World : Partnering with Youth". In keeping with this spirit, we undertook a group activity comprising of children and youth from across the Emirates. The basic purpose was to bring some cheer to the poor labourers of Dubai. These are the people who build our magnificent buildings, roads and bridges, but do not enjoy the same comforts as we do. We contributed and collected donations to gather food,...
September 16, 2012
COE NETHERLANDS PARTICIPATES WITHIN THE EYES SUMMER CAMP - EUROPEAN YOUTH FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND PEACE The summer camp of EYES was really great! EYES stands for Empowering Youth in a European Society and is a network of young European citizens pursuing active self-empowerment. During the week within France there were many people from different cultures and organizations, as well as political flavors. Most of them were local youth organizations like for example the Bulgarian Youth parliament,...
September 13, 2012
We Need Your Help To Improve Literacy Rates In Remote Aboriginal Communities About half of all Aboriginal children in Australia are at or below minimum standards for reading by the time they reach late primary school, according to a new report released earlier this month by the NSW Auditor General.  Syndey-based charity Bus of Books (BOB) provides a solution that can significantly reduce this problem and increase the standards of reading for children in Australia. The Founder of BoB, Colin...
September 11, 2012
COE's Divine selected to participate in the inaugural edition of the ‘Discovering Young Leaders Programme’ DYLP course. The course will take place over 5 weeks from 17 September to 19 October, 2012. Particpants will take the course online via a wiki platform where they will be part of a social network and online discussions with other participants in 39 countries across the Commonwealth.  International Youth Leaders Met in Turkey and Had Something to Say...
September 11, 2012
Fifty Burlington Students of diverse cultures from Burlington High School, Winooski High School, Essex Junction High School and South Burlington High School are invited to participate in a peace-building workshop on Saturday, September 15 at the Chill Out Center. Children of the Earth, www.coeworld.org, a UN –NGO, and workshop host Vermont Peace Academy, www.vermontpeaceacedemy.org will guide youth leaders to learn inner reflection for ethical living and model active listening, non-violent...
 'Belong - Longing to Be ME'
September 4, 2012
Children of the Earth Scotland has secured funding for the following project and seeks 16 participants from the Forres area who are between the ages of 15 and 19. The project, entitled 'Belong - Longing to Be ME' is an in depth inquiry into the root causes and motivations for cyber- bullying - a phenomenon which is affecting an increasing number of young people particularly within our school community. The project has 3 stages and will take place over the following 6 months beginning on the 1st...
September 3, 2012
COE Chapter Leader United Arab Emirates Social Report - Outstanding Dubai Cares Active Volunteer Since 2007 Student of Gems Millennium School – Simran Vedvyas Age 13 years, star student, social campaigner and a true environmentalist I  wish to take you back to the thought that Education is a critical factor in every child’s development yet millions of children around the world, particularly in developing countries, do not have access to quality primary education. Education...

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