Question: How can young people use technology to help
build a global society dedicated to peace?
To use technology to deliver the message of PEACE to the
Team added more Challenges:
• Current Global Population of 6.5 billion ONLY
880 million have access to the internet.
• Utilize HIGH and LOW end technology.
• Low cost, easily produced and transferable, so that other developing
countries can participate in its development and distribution.
• An IDEA that can be used as a learning tool adaptable for all
ages, gender, and diverse cultures and religion.
• A solution or IDEA that can easily deliver the message of PEACE
regardless of geographical barriers and to communities with poor
or lack of access to Information and Communications Technology
CD distribution in various formats - The CD
for PEACE is made out of simple pictures, quotes from
famous peace loving people (blended with music) that relates to
the consequences of war and benefits of a PEACEFUL society. Developed
by six (6) youth from the community of San Vicente as a low cost
learning tool that can easily spark positive discussion, triggers
questions to stimulate reflection, increases the level of awareness
as to the importance and need in promoting a culture of Global
PEACE. A tool that will also inspire, motivate, and challenge
youth in developing and developed countries to welcome cultural
differences and become peace builders of their own. This working
prototype model makes a low cost reflection tool using video producing
softwares that can be mass produced and distributed in various
formats. (from: VDC, MP3, DVD, SVCD and even iPod devices.)
Tool for PEACE
The CD for Peace was presented during the 1st International
Power Users of I.C.T. held in San Jose, Costa Rica as our
youth's solution to the challenge of how they would use
technology to promote a "Global Culture of Peace". The CD
for Peace shares strong sentiments about the destructiveness
and futility of war, in a simple message that suggests a
turn peace through dialog. This low cost, low tech (in today's
terms) CD has been distributed to communities in the southern
Philippines ravaged by religious conflict and has been used
to engage youth from those communities in a dialog with
the Power User team. (pictures of youth from
Region 12 viewing the CD for PEACE... view
pictures). This simple tool has opened opportunities
for discussion, collaboration and bridge building among
youth who might have found each other on opposing sides
of religious and cultural divides. The University for PEACE
as our Costa Rican partner: www.upeace.org.
Videos of youth continues to promote the CD for PEACE in
their own communities.
Video Clip 1 [AVI format]
Video Clip 2 [AVI format]
Video Clip 3[AVI format]
A Millennium Journey
Our PODCAST version is a compilation of famous speeches
of various world leaders and celebrities. Heightening
the awareness of the United Nations Millennium Development
Goals, this low cost audio learning/reflective tool will
serve as a media in addressing today's global issues.
This tool can easily be shared and replicated, an initiative
that can serve as an example to youth living in developed
and developing countries. This can be downloaded and listened
to using various formats and devices including an iPOD.
Dead River: Living Planet
This is our video entry for 2007 The
Listen Up! Youth Media Network initiative. In partnership
with Adobe Youth Voices, a global philanthropic youth media
initiative, launched Beyond Green, an international documentary
film project that asks youth worldwide, ages 13-19, to explore
the environment in which they live to answer two important
How do you and people in your community interact with the
environment? Is there a better way?
Documenting the Pasig River which used to be an important
route in Manila. However, due to negligence and industrial
development, the river has become very polluted and is considered
dead (unable to sustain marine life) by ecologist. This
is a low cost documentary film (Title: DEAD RIVER: LIVING
PLANET) which was produced and allowed our youth the power
to speak out and present their own local environmental issues
on a Global platform. This video also raises the level of
awareness among youth which encourages for a Greener Environment
as well. DOWNLOAD.
(click image to enlarge)
2007 Shoot Nations
Shoot Nations is a free global youth photography competition
to get young people to document what matters to them, what's
right and what's wrong in their world and how to make a
Our youth participated for Shoot Nations 2007 http://www.shootnations.org/gallery/
which five esteemed judges deliberated over a shortlist
of 130 photographs in 9 categories, whittled down from 1500,
at the Plan Offices in Camden. A Light-Box was presented
to the United Nations in New York that took place on Friday
10th August for the International Youth Day.
The Judges were:
Roger Allen, Daily Mirror photographer (former photographer
of the year).
Maitreyi Maheshwari, Curator of Youth Programmes at Tate
Hamish Mackenzie, Schools Development and Marketing Officer
at Plan UK.
Brett Jefferson Stott, Director of Shoot Experience.
Hannah White, Events Manager of Shoot Experience.