Respect. Tolerance. Unity. Peace.
In today’s world, our next generation rests on these values they understand and regarded.
We owe to our children to teach them how to put these concepts into practice. First-hand learning which travel can offer will provide opportunities to our kids to understand to learn these values and apply them along the way. Kudos to backpacking parents for teaching their kids on the concept of tolerance by means of traveling.
Indeed, a book can also create a lively conversation, but to walk on the streets of a new neighborhood abroad gives some real life example of just how our individual differences make us who we are. That in spite of our differences, we also seek for the same thing – decent home, good health, happiness, education and a peaceful life. This makes our global society more interdependent.
Travel sparks our interest to discover the world. Those who travel also learn about some global issues concerning young children who have no access to basic medicines or health vaccines just because of geographic concerns. The story of Malala Yousafzai has inspired many children, of men and women on the importance of education and access to health care no matter where you live.
Conversations about peace and tolerance with children can happen every day – at the dining table, on bus, school or car. Talk to them about diversity and the harmful effects of bullying. It may be difficult at first, but it should happen. And the more real the experience we give them, the better. Letting these kids be aware of what goes beyond the four corners of their home and classroom will surely have a positive take on their future, and of the world.
In line with travel, the Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta will be having a festival on November 9 to 12, 2017. The 2nd Edition of the International Festival of Ibn Battuta will the theme, “Travelers, the Ambassadors of Peace” will take a stage at the city of Tangier in Morocco.
It will be a celebration of unity in diversity and beautiful things that travel bring to the world.
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