Educating future generations

LBV-USA promotes Culture of Peace and Sustainability in schools

By the Editorial Staff

Tuesday | March 17, 2015 | 9:37 AM | Last update: September 22, 2016, 4:07 PM (Brasilia time)

Students from Lincoln Avenue School in Orange (New Jersey), recently participated in the Good Will Students for Peace program, during which they were encouraged to help save the environment and protect the planet’s biodiversity. The children were involved in a series of activities that taught them how to reuse everyday materials and make the community environments cleaner and more attractive. Aside from that, they were able to share with their family and friends what they learned.

Educator Yashmine Cooper had a first-hand experience with the work carried out by the Legion of Good Will. “The activity was great. The children were able to take what they learned from school with the proper use of materials and the importance of recycling, reusing, and reducing [consumption] to apply to their daily lives. It helped them grow,” she said. The LBV’s Good Will Students for Peace program has been developed in public schools in the USA since 2013 with the aim of instilling in students solidary leadership and fostering a violence-free school environment, in addition to promoting sustainable actions.