• WOWE

    Web Of Wisdom for the
    WEll being of Humans & Mother Nature

     

    By Tapping Our Potential
    We are Transforming Our Problems
    Using Technology of Peace

    Wisdom : Models &
    Areas

    Models: Towards ESD driven, Holistic, Waste, Prosumer, Well-being

    Areas: Environment, Civil society, Economy, Art and public spaces, ESD: Education for Sustainable Development

    Spirit of Childhood

    Nurturing the spirit of childhood in conflict and war striken areas

  • Web of People

    Contact us to join WOWI - the growing Web Of WIsdom for the well being of Humans & Mother Nature

  • Well being of humans & earth

    From feeling well and functioning well to flourishing

    Holistic approach

    The whole is perceived as a living, complex entity, containing polarities and opposing components that should all be considered when action is being considered.

    From Given towards ESD driven

    Creating and promoting a sustainable culture in an organization, by means of acquiring knowledge on environmental, social and economical issues, practicing day-to-day sustainable skills and re-evaluating the organizational values.

    Waste

    Addressing the issue of waste and its different aspects.
    Waste as in garbage, waste of resources - natural and human, marginalized cultures, societies and people

    Prosumer

    Every child, teacher and citizen is both the producer and the consumer of information, skills, habits and values.

  • Sustainability

    The more physical aspect of well-being: agriculture, permaculture, energy, water, waste.

    Art & Public Spaces

    Art as an agent of change in society, ownership of common public spaces, inspiration, changing urban landscape, giving voice to silenced populations, creating sustainability by means of art.

    Civil Society

    Empowerment of marginalized populations, peace building and education,

    Economy --> Weconomize

    Sustainable economics, promoting local economy, empowering marginalized sections in society, local and complementary currencies, cooperatives

    TOP - Technology of Peace

    Simple Solutions of Authentic Problems for People.

    Characteristics:

    • They address basic life necessities

    • TOP solutions use simple and available materials, tools and techniques. Thus, making these solutions sustainable for the people using them

    • TOP technology aims at creating minimum maintenance costs and improve life quality.

    • TOP technology is easily duplicated.

    ESD - Education for Sustainable Development

    Creating and promoting a sustainable culture in an organization, by means of acquiring knowledge on environmental, social and economical issues, practicing day-to-day sustainable skills and re-evaluating the organizational values.

  • Model - From Given towards ESD driven

    ESD: Education for Sustainable Development

    Outline

    Creating and promoting a sustainable culture in an organization, by means of acquiring knowledge on environmental, social and economical issues, practicing day-to-day sustainable skills and re-evaluating the organizational values.

    Principles

    Guiding

    1. Recognizing existing local resources and exploring ways in which these
    resources can be used in order to fulfill the goals and needs of the organization, as well as its vision.
    2. A low energy and cost method that uses the existing resources of the organization's community: knowledge,
    skills, experience, ideas and different wills and wishes of the members of this community, regardless of their position or job.
    3. The model stands out due to its focus on listening, authentic strive for collaborations, decentralization and the distribution of responsibilities. It expresses an optimistic educational point of view that recognizes solutions and opportunities in places previously perceived as problematic and limiting.
    4. Unlike other organizational models, this model is based on mapping what is already given and existing, instead of forcing a top-down rigid organizational model and vision. Change is created in a slow, on-going,spiral and measured process, and lends itself to constant feedback and readjustments along the way.

    Stages

    1. The given: mapping the community's given resources. The mapping's aim is to get familiar with what already exists, and recognizing potential partners. Correct mapping leads to the recognition of obvious connections and relationships. (How come we didn't think about this before?) The mapping recognizes and reveals the known and hidden strengths and abilities of all the participants. It follows the "prosumer" idea - in which every child, teacher and citizen is both the producer and the consumer of information, skills, habits and values. Mapping is conducted with an authentic will to openly get to know each other, with future collaborations in mind.

     

    2. From given to wished for Out of what already exists, vision and goals are re-evaluated and updated. Where are we headed? What do we wish for? - Authenticity - What do you really want? What are your heart's (and not only your head's) wishes? - personal commitment - how do I commit myself to making change happen? - Learning from success stories of organization who had undergone similar processes. - The vision is connected to the given - to the place, time, conditions, local knowledge and resources, to the different layers and fabrics of community, and to the culture of the people involved in moving from the given to the wished for.

     

    3. From given to ESD Setting an action plan, ways to achieve it and performing the change inducing actions. - ability and optimism - advancing towards change in a series of simple, possible, small steps that add up to a spiral process of changing habits and implementing the change in everyday life. - This process is supported by thinking out of the box and thinking about what is possible which will lead to real time creative solutions.

     

    4. evaluating processes, their consequences, drawing conclusions and setting future steps in a spiral process. This process might include one or more of the following components of assessment: self assessment, peer assessment, students and parents assessment, external assessment.

     

    Social aspects

    Net power: social media, information networks, open source data, activist and partner networks.

    - The power of arts and crafts to create a sustainable culture

    - The individual

    - from led to leader, from victim to change agent.

    - The group

    - from target audience, to an audience with a target. a shift from learning about to learning from and with.

    - Initiative

    - From crisis to an opportunity, from difficulty to a challenge

    - course of action

    - from competitiveness to collaboration, from linear, hierarchic organization to a decentralized network based one.

  • Holistic approach

    The whole is perceived as a living, complex entity

    Outline

    The whole is perceived as a living, complex entity, containing polarities and opposing components that should all be considered when action is being considered.

    Principle

    A permaculture-based attitude that requires a careful circumspection of all the components of a situation, a place, a culture, a society, a problem, a person etc. when addressing them in the process of change.
    If we fail to consider one component of a situation, it might be affected negatively in the process of changing another coomponent.
    Taking the time and effort to consider all component might lead to better solution which is more inclusive and beneficial.

  • Some movies 

    Take a look and enjoy!

    Muzungo - An angel for children with special needs

    short documentary about an amazing, inspiring and empowering story

    Garden of Peace

    A group of Arab and Jewish children from East and West Jerusalem have been meeting every week to work together at Sataf, the popular nature and excursion center to the west of the capital. Together they have grown vegetables and spices in the Peace Garden, participated in a variety of activities, got in touch with nature
    and – most importantly – got to know one another.

    Children from all over the world revive the ancient Olympic truce ”Ekecheiria” as means for sustainable inner peace.

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