Wow! We made it: The first Children’s Parliament about the future we want in our school EVER!We held it in the context of “World We Want”, which is a global discussion about the future; a global forum of “normal” people like us, organized by theUnited Nations. OK. First, we elected two presidents, one boy; one girl.
Then, we jumped right into it. We had a fantastic session on the future. One focus was the use of technology for a traffic system that is safe, fast – and “green”. We came up with many ideas, e.g. trains that can fly to stop the increasing traffic problems; ships that are driven by wind energy nnd do not spoil the water with their oil, vehicles driven by solar power and much more.
Radijojo’s founder Thomas encouraged us to develop courageous visions, to use science and technologies to solve concrete pressing problems. He also remembered us to use technology wisely and only for good purposes: ‘If hi-tech is in the wrong hands, it can create a lof of harm’. But in the hands of goodhearted people like you, he said, it can turn into a powerful tool for the good of all of us.
It was a vivid session. We had a team of reporters blogging live on the disussion.
Our presidents did a great job, sometimes calling for order with their symbolic hammer, like they have in real parliaments!
Many thanks for this wonderful “futuristic” experience of democracy, arts – and joy!
We proudly dedicate our work to the Global Education Conference, the MILID movement (Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue), the Anna Lindh Foundation Forum, the Global Alliance on Partnerships for Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), the World Summit on Media for Children and Youth, the Global Campaign for Education, the Global Green Kids movement, the International Day of Peace network (e.g. Peace One Day) and to several other actions and groups in the context of the United Nations. In all these international networks, Radijojo is actively involved.