Sanjana Molleti is majoring in Biology, Society, and the Environment with a minor in Spanish. Her dream is to become a doctor working in global health.
As you can imagine, she is another designer of the Teach Peace Early Lesson Manual, that incredible tool I’ve already talked about. It can be accessed by any parent or teachers anywhere in Nigeria to teach children, individuals, and society the way to a better world, characterized by a peaceful existence based on nonviolence, tolerance, equality, respect for differences, social justice, etc. Aren’t you curious?
For the full content of this curriculum that will help in shaping your ward or children’s life positively, I recommend you to send an email to email@example.com!
As usual, I engaged Sanjana in a conversation related to the project and what peace means to her by asking her a couple of questions. This is what she has to say.
- What made you want to work with G4P and, in particular, to create a curriculum to teach peace early? Was there a particular moment in your life that prompted you to take this path?
I’ve always been interested in volunteering with both youth education initiatives and global projects. Due to COVID, I began to look for virtual service opportunities and found Galaxy4Peace through the UnitedNations Remote Volunteer Page. The mission of teaching peace education to students matched with my interests and passions. It is critical to teach life long skills of affirmations, conflict control, and compassion to students at a young age so they can become more positive kind adults later on.
- What do you think “peace” means?
e means being able to live with other individuals and groups in harmony. There is no violence. People are free and respected.
- What do you expect from the curriculum? How would you like to see the lessons plan implemented?
I hope that students are able to connect and engage with the curriculum. The lessons should help them learn sk
ills that they don’t focus on in other areas of school. My goal is that they are able to find a few lessons that they resonate with and are able to bring with them outside of the classroom as well.
- Do you think world peace can be achieved using peace education as a tool?
I think that peace education is a powerful tool to achieve world peace. If students are taught to be kinder, more coop
erative, and confident in their own skills and self worth, then the world can have a population of adults that possess these same values as well. The cycle can continue to repeat leading to a world of humans able to live peacefully with each other.
“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” —John F. Kennedy
In conclusion, the Covid epidemic that hit our planet has destabilized everyone of us, there is no doubt. But our pass
ion and our determination do not stop: the world can and must chang
e for the better. For this reason, we must involve children and young people all over the world.
And if Covid prevents us from “fighting” on the spot, we can do it from home, being in Italy, United Kingdom or the United States.
Thanks to the Internet and to projects such as Galaxy 4 Peace’s Teach Peace Early, our commitment is essential, even if we can’t move from our desk. Being in touch with the whole world, without leaving our room it’s strange, but it’s also magnificent. You have my word
What are you waiting for? Go take a look at what we do!
Waiting to hug us again soon! – by Giulia Chiapperini