Key words: youth, golden rule, citizenship
Promoting organization: Teens4Unity
Beneficiaries: The project is aimed at teenagers from countries in Europe and around the world.
The project's basic objective is that of developing in teenagers civic-mindedness, consideration for the others and concrete commitment to the building of a better society through the “golden rule”: the motto “do unto others what you would have others do unto you ”, contained in the principal philosophies and holy texts of the world.
Making this rule their watchword, the youngsters participating in the project learn how much the building of more beautiful and “colourful” cities and societies depends on the commitment of each individual in contributing to making them more fraternal and to enhancing solidarity.
The project is a container of numerous activities promoted by the youngsters participating in Europe and around the world:
- Schoolmates: supports the young of the most disadvantaged countries, through twinings between classes of the north and south of the world. A solidarity and inter-culturality workshop, it is based on the many activities promoted by the young people from the countries of the West to raise funds for their distance 'classmates' and to set up a solidarity fund which manages and allocates the aid to the schools of the South of the world.
- Run4 Unity: the international relay race around the world, every two years symbolically unites the globe with sporting, solidarity and social events in very many parts of the planet. The last edition, in 2012, saw, amongst other things, a number of young people involved participate i “Together for Europe”, the great meeting of Christian movements from all over Europe in Brussels, but there were over 100 nations from around the world which, from one time zone to the next, handed on the symbolic baton.
- Sport4Peace: A die dado with six rules for an “ ideal sport”, to promote a new culture of sport and of peace based on respect and mutual love for self, teammates, opponents and referee.
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