What's inspiring us
Inspiration from around the world for a more just and peaceful world.
Measuring Mosaic: How do you evaluate global peace education?Big Ideas: For the last year and a half my brain has been turned into an evaluation mode. I joined the International Mosaic Committee with a specific task: working on the design of a program evaluation. And despite what most of you might think, it's been a very exciting and challenging time. Having worked on designing a program evaluation has been a huge challenge, and has made me revalue the role and the importance of evaluation.
Mosaic in my soulWhat's your name and where are you from?
My name is Claudia de Oliveira Boim e Silva. I am a psycopedagogue and art terapist. I was born in São Paulo but I have been living in Salvador for the last 5 years. I am a CISVer at heart and have Mosaic in my soul. I am Salvador's Mosaic coordinator and also co-coordinate IYM.
Mosaic, The MovieThe Swedish Mosaic Committee made this really nice movie that shows different Mosaic projects from different parts of the world. Have a look, show it to your friends and tell the world about the great peace educational work that people and chapters are doing!
Mosquito CampMöndal: In the summer of 2009 CISV Möndal, Sweden arranged a Mosaic Project called Mosquito Camp. They were inspired of Mosquito Tactics, a book about Peace Education and the theme was Culture of Peace. They turned a traditional CISV camp into a Mosaic Project. Here are some thoughts from one of the Project Staff, Jesper Nilsson.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman – portrait of a visionaryWho would have expected a woman to become the 'mother of a revolution' in a society in which women were traditionally treated unequally? A week ago, 32-year-old Tawakkul Karman, mother of three, was honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize because of her courage and initiative taken in Yemen during recent uprisings. Karman has a vision of a more just and peaceful society – a vision we, in CISV, can only support.
Once upon a schoolSounds like a great idea for a Mosaic project, doesn't it?