Solidarhumanity is a project of travelling workshops that will link together children of the world. It aims to inspire in children, as well as in the grown-ups surrounding them, the recognition and the respect of the richness and the cultural diversity of each people as the foundation of peace-building. This is what UNESCO calls intercultural understanding.
These workshops cater to children between 8 and 12. The main literary support will be Saint-Exupéry’s work, The Little Prince.
The founder and project bearer plans to visit some 50 different schools during a motorcycle world tour starting with greater Geneva.
This dynamic approach will make it possible to collect and to share children’s testimonies from one end of the planet to the other.
The journey will start in September 2019 with the African continent and will link together the following main towns and regions: greater Geneva, Madrid, Tangier, Dakar, Bamako, Ouagadougou, Abuja, Yaoundé, Libreville, Brazzaville, Windhoek, Dar es Salaam, Kigali, Nairobi, Addis Ababa.
This project is in line with target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Among these goals are the promotion of world citizenship, the promotion of a culture of peace and nonviolence, and the appreciation of cultural diversity.
The collected material will be useful to validate on the field existing educational manuals and guides dedicated to the promotion of world citizenship and a culture of peace.
Solidarhumanity is a project of Ushagram Suisse (a tax exempt recognised public charity supported by Municipalities of Canton Geneva) in collaboration with the Henry Dunant University College in Geneva and supported by the BICE (Intl. Catholic Child Bureau) and the Observatory of Diversity and Cultural Rights, Fribourg, Switzerland. This action is an initiative within the International Decade on the Rapprochement of Cultures and inspired by its strategy. More on the UNESCO page.
Departure: September 2019. 1st phase: Africa.