Life Design Initiative in Ecuador

A Peacemaking Project by Maria C.

What is the injustice we are solving?

Traditional education has taugh individuals to obey instead of developing their own critical thinking. Public education works with a curriculum that started after the Industrial Revolution and yet, we are not helping our children and people to thrive and discover their own potential. With The Life Experiment I work with youth and people with training and one on one sessions so that they understand better who they are, and who they want to be.

Our Updates:

Design your 2018

Maria C. 8 February 2018 16:39 I created a workshop for people to focus on their 2018. What do they want to achieve? What are their values? What happened in 2017 that was valuable for them?

Comments:

Adrian B. Peace First Staff
16 February 2018 12:53

Hi Maria! That sounds perfect--the update section is a great place for that. You also can expand your reach by sharing about your work on peacefirst.org/stories--adding a story about your project will help it reach more people. :) So excited to see your updates!  

Maria C.
15 February 2018 10:36

Hey Adrian! Fish said: I'd love to hear a little more about what those trainings and one-to-one sessions look like! So I guess I can update and share what I do in the UPDATE section  

Amani A. Peace First Staff
9 February 2018 15:50

Gaby, I would like to encourage you to use the Peace First Peacemaking Tools which will help you to understand the injustice that you are trying to solve better by submitting a compassionate insight and create a plan to address it. https://www.peacefirst.org/peacemaking-tools

Please let us know how can we help.  

Adrian B. Peace First Staff
9 February 2018 10:41

Hi Maria--thanks for your comment! I'm excited to see your progress on this project. Are you asking about the project updates section? It looks like you figured out how to submit an update, but please let me know if there's something else you're trying to figure out on the site. We're happy to help!  

Maria C.
8 February 2018 16:36

Hi Fish, I'm planning to bring my project to schools and work with them. Where should I update the information about the one on one sessions or training?  

Amani A. Peace First Staff
1 February 2018 9:12

Welcome to Peace First Community, Gaby! So glad that you finally joined the platform and shared your incredible initiative. Please keep updating your project and add the team who's helping you with the implementation. I would encourage you to invite other young people from Ecuador and who have an injustice that they want to solve to join the Peace First Community. Please let us know how can we help you.  

Fish S. Peace First Staff
30 January 2018 15:49

Hi Maria -- this is a really exciting idea! Definitely agree that children need more opportunities to thrive and discover their own potential. The approach of doing training and working one on one with students to help them with self-discovery sounds really great! I'd love to hear a little more about what those trainings and one-to-one sessions look like!

What are your plans for this spring, and how can we help?