A great part of running Common Ground are the global conversations and educational processes we get to join in. Yesterday, I talked to a group of scouts at Äventyrarna in Askims Sjöscoutkår. The scouts will soon have Thinking Day (February 22):
“an opportunity to study and appreciate other countries and cultures, and equally increase awareness and sensitivity on global concerns”.
I shared stories from the days I was a scout in the same association (1980-1993) and how I used what I learnt. “Scouting a lifestyle”. In all my companies and projects, I have used the device “learning by doing”. Now used every day with Common Ground in both the fundraising, creating a festival, running the women’s cooperative and preparing for a UNESCO exhibit.
Here a few glimpses from the story I shared:
- Akerate School where 60 children go to school, ages 5-12, four school buildings.
We traveled there as a family first time on December 25, 2014. Our children showed the way for us to start the #helloakerate school project that developed into Common Ground in October 2014.
- 120 households live in Akerate village. We started a women’s cooperative in January 2015.
The scouts from A-sjö sent their hello here and a the cheer “the watermelon” to say thanks. I hope we meet again.
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