I live in Australia and am grateful to have my parents, aged 89 and 96, living at home. The thought of them going into aged care fills me with fear. Our most vulnerable and senior members of society are treated with less respect than our pets.
“Elderly people deserve the highest respect. This includes quality healthcare, to allow for the best quality of life for the people who have helped build the society we currently enjoy.” Dr. Paloma Gómez-Campelo, a psychologist and researcher, Assistant Director of the Hospital La Paz Institute for Health Research.
A society is measured by how it cares for its elderly citizens.
Our society needs urgent attention.
PHNOM PENH – “Welcome to our Global Knowledge programme on the Voice of Persons with Disabilities broadcasting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap province (FM92.25 MHz) and Preah Sihanouk province (FM88.75 MHz).”
From inside a crammed studio on the ground of a Buddhist pagoda, the announcement by Ms. Phoum Leakhena, an anchor, made debut for the first time a radio programme by and for people with disabilities. Its mission is to provide an airwave channel for them to make their voices heard and to promote their rights and opportunities as equal members in the Cambodian society.Radio for Persons with Disability
Disability in Cambodia
- The number of people with disabilities is around 700,000 or 5 percent of the country’s population
- People with disability face many barriers including physical, social, economic and attitudinal.
- They lack access to appropriate, quality and affordable healthcare, rehabilitation, education and disability services.
Radio by and for persons with disabilities
Also One man’s story
Find more on global learning http://bethinkglobal.com.au
What does it mean to educate learners for life and work in the global innovative age?
What is meant by global competencies?
What are some ways learners develop perspective and empathy?
The video at https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/building-global-citizens-asis goes a long way to answering these questions.
Learning that is student centred, project based and authentic is the focus of a series of videos by the Asia Society.
I came across the Asia Society as part of my interest in global learning. It is a leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Asia Link, which is Australia’s leading centre for the promotion of public understanding of the countries of Asia and of Australia’s role in the region, is the key provider of information, training and professional networks. The Asia Society Center (sic) for Global Education and the Asia Education Foundation are the respective education arms of these two organisations.
See also my blog post “How to Build Global Competence” http://bethinkglobal.com.au/global-competence-building-part-1/
Ants are good citizens: they place group interests first. – Clarence Day
Social responsibility is ultimately our obligation if equity of opportunity is to be realised. I suspect it starts from altruism and, whatever the motivation of an organisation to build internal social structures and social strategic partnerships, ultimately the true test of CSR is Continue reading