That some mouthful. I prefer the brevity of Gandhi-"You must be the change you want to see in the world" which means in Irish/ English build more houses.Oh Great, someone else to teach us how intolerant we are
Jagan wants to educate Ireland in human values
2018-04-01 17:04:00 -
By Princess Pamela Toyin
What role can schools play in promoting tolerance and good relations among pupils from different ethnic and faith groups?
Jagannadha ‘Jagan’ Reddy Muttumula hopes to answer that question with his self-development education programme that seeks a balance of what he identifies as five distinct human values.
The concept of education in human values (EHV) - concentrating on the key values of Peace, righteousness, truth, love and non-violence – originated in India in response to prevailing education policies in the late 1970s.
“We started this program in Ireland in 2003 after we observed human values are lacking and these values are the solution for many problems in the society,” says Jagan, an executive committee member of the Confederation of Indian Communities in Ireland.
Jagan argues that many education systems neglect shaping the character of the individual, and that children are not formally taught how to treat their fellow human beings.
“We want to start seeing great transformation in children from five and six years possessing values that give them self-respect and self-confidence,” he says, emphasising that the programme is for immigrants and native Irish alike.
“It is important the children of immigrants get a proper balance because they’re neither seen as ‘Irish’ nor are they ready to accept they’re from their parent’s countries.”
In his view, if children have positive minds and positive habits towards society, they will naturally take care of their own health as they grow and we will achieve a more wholesome society overall.
Jagan explains that when a topic like truth is discussed, students are asked what it means to them, and to practice the concept for a month, after which they’re encouraged to their experience.
The programme also aims to integrate its values in the teaching of all subjects, with an emphasis on educating children as complete individuals rather than separating their subject areas.
Great group of lads , looks like they gave up lucrative careers in the Congo to help drag Ireland into the first world. Not hard to spot the rocket scientist , doctors , engineer , airline pilots amongst them . Pity a few rickshaw pilots have managed to join this latest group on their way to Ireland, we are overrun with them now in Dublin. A well beggars cannot be choosers, as the saying goes.