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KAICIID at Work: KAICIID Attends Training for Educators on Interreligious and Intercultural Education Curriculum

25 Feb 2014

Mike Waltner, Head of Initiatives at KAICIID, was invited to observe a training for teachers and other professionals working with youth on the Learning to Live Together Curriculum. The training was organized by the Arigatou Foundation and was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 20 to 23 February 2014.

 Learning to Live Together is an intercultural and interfaith curriculum in Ethics Education developed by Arigatou jointly with UNESCO and UNICEF in a series of field tests in diverse socioeconomic, cultural and religious settings around the world. The curriculum is designed to help children and youths to better understand and respect people from other cultures and religions and nurture a sense of global community.

Arigatou International is a faith-based NGO committed to building a better world for children. Experts from Arigatou International participated in the Regional Conference on Interreligious and Intercultural Education organized by KAICIID in Vienna, Austria in May 2013, providing knowledge and recommendations on working in intercultural and interfaith cooperation.

These recommendations, and others from around the world, were showcased at the KAICIID Global Forum on Interreligious and Intercultural Education which was held in November 2013 in Vienna. The Global Forum was the culmination of KAICIID’s 2013 focus on Image of the Other in Interreligious and Intercultural Education.

Speaking after the three-day training, Waltner said, "As KAICIID continues to develop its work in the field of education, empowering education professionals to better promote mutual understanding amongst people of different religions and cultures, we are grateful for the opportunity to observe first-hand the valuable work of the Arigatou Foundation in promoting dialogue in education. We look forward to continued cooperation with Arigatou Foundation as we continue to engage with leading voices in the field."