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1 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 1 The Universal Education Foundation

2 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 2 Issue How learning environments of children and young people can be more conducive to their well being

3 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 3

4 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 4 Present situation: Our current working definition of well-being Well being is the realization of one's physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual potential.

5 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 5 Present situation The WHO defines health as: A state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.

6 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 6 In 1972 UNESCO s commission report Learning to Be asserted that: Education should contribute to every person s complete development – mind and body, intelligence, sensitivity, aesthetic appreciation and spirituality. Present situation

7 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 7 Present situation For the last 200-years, many individuals have criticized the form public schooling has taken. Johann Pestalozzi, Thoreau, Emerson, Alcott, Francis Parker, John Dewey, Maria Montessori and Rudolf Steiner, among others, " … all insisted that education should be understood as the art of cultivating the moral, emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions of the developing child". http://www.infed.org/biblio/holisticeducation.htm

8 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 8 Present situation The UNESCO Task Force put forward the idea that education throughout life is based upon four pillars: Learning to know Learning to do Learning to live together Learning to be

9 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 9 Transdisciplinarity (H. Koizumi)

10 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 10 Present situation Insights: Inner and Outer diversity Self organization (space, time & diversity) Education as a health delivery system with the support of Media and ICT We are all responsible Children can help us Recognising rather than awarding

11 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 11 Our Vision Education by all for the well- being of children

12 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 12 Our Values Respect Integrity Caring Learning by experiences

13 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 13 Our Purpose We seek to inspire people to listen more to children and young people and to take more initiatives to implement change for their well- being.

14 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 14 OUR GOALS Voices of girls and boys are heard Health and education are partners for their well-being Systemic change, ICTs and media contributions Schools focused on well-being

15 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 15 Success factors Engaging children Interactive web sites Recognising initiatives Multi Sectorial trans-diciplinary forums Co-creative partnerships

16 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 16 Activities Voices of the Children El Ham Program Learning for Well Being Forums (to be piloted first in Jordan & Palestine)

17 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 17 Our current partners are: Academy for Educational Development (Washington), Education Development Centre (Boston), European Institute of Education and Social Policy (Paris), International Partnership Network (London), Madariaga Foundation (Brussels), World Education (Boston), The United Nations ICT Task Force (New York), United Nations Fund for International Partnerships. www.uef-eba.org

18 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 18 Our Board Marwan Awartani Amir Dossal Corinne Evens Raymond Georis Mary Grey Daniel Kropf

19 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 19

20 Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children 20Universal Education Foundation Education by All for the Well-Being of Children The Universal Education Foundation Education by all for the well-being of children UEF is a non-profit organization registered in the Netherlands. Its founders come from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The secretariat is in Ramallah and there are operational offices in Boston and Paris. Website: www.uef-eba.org For more information, please contact: Marwan Awartani, Secretary General Telephone: +972 2 296 7967 E-mail mawartani@palnet.org


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