While building an awareness of global citizenship in our schools, along with the new subject: Global Education proposed by the Council of Europe (and with our proposal of Worldlogy in the universities) we could view also informal and non-formal education as an engine of change to create a peaceful society through international cooperation. How? We believe that creating an “International Volunteer Service” by the United Nations and UNESCO for students that finish secondary education would serve to raise all global citizenship and especially to help the most needy people in the poverty-stricken countries.
Could our governments create a new “International Service of Volunteers” which will be equivalent to the military service in terms of national duty?
Could theses experiences change the individualism and egoism for cooperation and solidarity to achieve the MDGs?
This could be one of the most beautiful pieces of humanistic education and philanthropic actions to achieve the MDGs.
Could an International Volunteer Service achieve a critical awareness in the global citizenship?
Why not articulate a social network based on helping the most needy people?
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