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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.

Photos of a character education program for school officials and community leaders in Kenya in March 2010. A seminar on character education was held December 11 at the Peace Embassy in Nairobi.

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Jakarta, Indonesia - UPF Character Education and Youth Leadership Programs in various schools and universities in the capital city include service components.

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Victoria, Seychelles - UPF Seychelles in collaboration with CARE offered a three-day character education workshop for CARE Educators during school holidays, August 19-21. About 30 teachers attended.

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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - To explore possibilities for offering character education, we met with the president of Zady Academy, which offers general education, teacher training, and sports. They are especially interested in implementing a program based on moral values.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh - In collaboration with the Department of World Religions and Culture of Dhaka University, UPF organized a Character Education Initiative entitled "Journey of Self Discovery" February 6-22, welcoming three character education trainers from the NextGen Leadership Academy in the US.

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Johannesburg, South Africa - Teenagers from Swaziland and South Africa took part in a camp on Character Education from December 14-26. The purposes were to help these youths build their character and empower them to deal with the challenges facing them today.

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St. Petersburg, Russia - A scientific and practical conference on the topic of “Moral and ethical character education in the 21st century: Efforts towards a new stage of development” took place in St. Petersburg on November 7.

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Papeete, Tahiti - Leaders of French Polynesia gathered at the town hall of Papeete for a two-day UPF character education seminar that addressed pressing social issues in the Pacific islands.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - UPF-Asia  conducted the second Character Education Teachers Training Workshop co-organized by the Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences (VNIES) and Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Education August 28-29, 2009. Sixty school principals and elementary school teachers participated in a character education teacher-training program in preparation for the translation of the books and a one-year pilot program to be run by the VNIES.

 

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Trinidad and Tobago - UPF peer educators offered character education programs to children in the village of El Luengo and young athletes in Port of Spain, the capital. This was the second year that the Universal Peace Federation sent interns from the US to this Caribbean island.

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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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