Our project starts in a period in which a lot of countries in the world are still in turmoil, at war or facing the terrible results of natural disasters, an economic crisis and other forms of unrest.
A lot of the problems that we are facing might be caused by ignorance about the situation of the opposite party in whatever dispute there is. We simply do not know enough about our fellow inhabitants of the world. And this is where Values 20 will make a difference.
Together, students and teachers from two different continents – India and Europe - will research a number of values in their daily lives. By exchanging their ideas about them they will get to know how people live and think thousands of miles away and create better understanding of each other’s culture, habits and everyday values.
This new cultural awareness, insight into other societies and appreciation of different beliefs will certainly lead to better relationships between cultures, countries and continents. And perhaps even help to solve existing problems, disputes and war issues.
I hope you will enjoy this project tremendously and I look forward to an interesting exchange of ideas, sparkling films and articles and enthusiastic video conferences.
International Coordinator Values 20