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“Civic Education Peacebuilding”: District 2452 Area of Focus_DAOF

"Civic Education and Peacebuilding“ will be the instrumental District 2452 Area of Focus_DAOF.

It is a customized AOF for our District 2452 merging two AOF of the Rotary Foundation "Education" and "Peace". 

Rotary Year 2018-2019.

 “Civic Education Peacebuilding”: District 2452 Area of Focus_DAOF

Is it clubs’ project for all countries in District 2452?

By DAOF District 2452 Chair 2918-2019

Ghada Ayoub Bou Fadel, RC Saida, 26th November 2017

 

"Civic Education and Peacebuilding“ will be the instrumental District 2452 Area of Focus_DAOF.

It is a customized AOF for our District 2452 merging two AOF of the Rotary Foundation "Education" and "Peace". 

 

Outline

  • Why Civic Education & Peacebuilding?
  • How to implement Civic Education & Peace building project?
  • Tentative Timetable?

 

1-Why Civic Education & Peace building?

  • Contrary to Popular Belief, the Problem isn’t that Students Receive No Civics Education.
  • The problem is the lack access to a quality civic education for children around the world.
  • This is a major contributor to the cycle of extreme poverty and lack for positive peace*, the social peace. 
  • Nearly 90 percent of students take at least one civics class.
  • But too often, factual book learning is not reinforced with experience-based learning opportunities like :  
    • community service,
    • guided debates,
    • critical discussion of current events,
    • and simulations of democratic processes.

 

 

2-How to implement “Civic Education & Peace building”?

  • The DAOF is a District pilot project, and intendedfor one Rotary Club or a country group of Rotary Clubs in one country of District 2452.
  • Appoint a club’s subcommittee to implement this District Grant pilot project and take the decision if this project will be a club’s project or a joint clubs project.
  • Find a school-partner and sign an MOU for project implementation.

 

3- Financing these projects goes through Global and District Grants.

 

Apply for a District grant

  • On the basis of first comes, first serves. [15 July 2018 – 15 October 2018]
  • Once the club or the group of clubs get the approval, secure a meeting with the chair of the DAOF Rotarian Ghada Ayoub BouFadel for the next steps. [Before 15 September 2018]

 

Apply for a Global Grant

Fellow TRF guidelines, conditions and MOU. District fund for GG will allow an amount taking into consideration the total amount for GGs on the basis of first comes, first serves.

 

4-Training Phase

  • Training educators in all schools partners for once. (weekend retreat in a resort )
  • Providing materials and a guide on how to adapt theory to practice.
  • The pilot project of Civic education & Peace building is formed by:

   20% curriculum (The Knowledge) and 80% materials and games (skills and values).

 

5-Introducing the Rotary’s Youth Civic Education & Peace building Program!

      Please visit www.Rotarycepb.org for these interactive PDFs or download for free.

Interactive Lessons Plans.

     Activities & Games.

     Civic Resources Guide.

     Curriculum: Spread the “Rotary core values”** and the “4-way test”***.

 

6-Follow up by the club or group of clubs representative/s

With the school administration and educators trained

Report after each visit to DAOF Chair and copy the District Governor and the Vice DG

 

 

7-Tentative Timetable

  • 15 July 2018 – 15 August 2018: submit group QUALIFIEDclub’s project.
  • 15 September 2018- 30th March 2019: implementation.
  • 31st March 2019: educators’ survey & measures/evaluation by.
  • 2nd-3rd May 2019: announcement of evaluation’ panel during the DC.

 

8-Awards Phase

  • District award for group clubs and for school
  • Certificates for educators: best teachers of civic education of the year will be awarded and the prizes of “Best Civic Education Teacher” will be handed out to them.

 

 

Quote by RI Founder Paul P. Harris: “Whatever Rotary may means to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.”

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*Positive peace: Positive peace is defined as justice for all. http://eissr.blogspot.com/2015/07/galtungs-theory-of-positive-peace.html 

** Rotary core values: Service, Fellowship, Diversity, Integrity and Leadership. http://www.rizones21-27.org/rotarys-core-values/

*** The Four-Way Test: https://my.rotary.org/en/guiding-principles

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

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