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Character Education

Cultivating good character is an important part of a child's education at home, at school and in the community. Many UPF chapters offer lessons in classrooms or train teachers and administrators in character education or peace education.

Jamaica - Two summer camps for children in depressed areas of Jamaica featured life skills training, sports, and character education. The first camp was at the Half Way Tree Primary School and the second at the Braeton Primary and Junior High School.

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Pohnpei, Micronesia – Twenty one elementary school teachers participated in a character education teacher-training program in preparation for a new one-year  pilot program scheduled for the Pacific island nation. The seminar was sponsored by Ministry of Education in partnership with UPF Micronesia.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Distinguished educators spoke at the Peace Tour gathering at the University of Santo Domingo.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - A one-day character education seminar took place at the Nefas Silk TVET College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on April 8 for students from different departments and specializations, based on their high performance and grades in the Civic and Ethical Education course.

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Quito, Ecuador - In January, UPF-Ecuador organized a festival at the City Hall, character education programs, and service projects.

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Modern brain research supports the thesis that humans are social beings, hard-wired to live and work together, and that those who possess, develop and employ the skills needed to bond with others are those who will prosper in health, wealth, happiness, and effectiveness.

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Washington, DC, USA - Youth leaders from the Richard England Clubhouse of the Boys and Girls Club of Washington, D.C. explored what Martin Luther King, Jr. meant by “being judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin” at a “train the trainer” session held on December 17.

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The African Union has analyzed that one of the two major causes of poverty and disruption in Africa as a whole is civil unrest. The AU places even the sweeping scourge of HIV/AIDS second to civil war and war in the decimation of the continent’s resources and capacity.

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This award-winning book is guaranteed to provide humor, comfort, and character education instruction to parents, but with a unique twist.

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A report by UPF-Kenya of character education programs during 2008

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On November 20, in the Educational Center of Brasília, located in the outlying city of Gama, and together with the Director, Mr. Samuel Silva, we gave two speeches about pure love and the importance of the social service as a way to develop character.

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Stephen Post’s wonderful book, Why Good Things Happen to Good People, is a clear-eyed look at how science supports the idea that people of virtue live longer, better, happier, and more successful lives than people lacking in virtue.

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