Society is at a crossroads in terms of our children’s future. We have continued conflict across the world, and growing intolerance of others. While we have more ways to listen and connect to each other, yet we are comprehending less. Conflict abounds. This conflict is the source of cultural, geographical, socio-economical issues and can be traced back to the inability to listen, to accept, to care for, and to really listen to each others. Asking the question:
As teachers, parents and professionals we have realised that education is the solution to many of society’s issues but we also have come to understand that the traditional manner of teaching cannot address the new world that represents society today. We are not nurturing the fundamental ability-listening, beyond pockets of inspirations embraced by our organisation. In order to have a functional supportive society one must have the ability to become comprehensive listeners, to accept, to have compassion and to connect in a positive way with others.
“Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts upon it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act upon it.” – Pablo Casals.