This is our last month of conclusions, presentations, and promotion to spread the word about the Program.
On our final month in Norway, we will concentrate on sharing our experiences with the other teams in the school. We will make presentations from the different countries we traveled, from people that we met and the projects that we visited. Conclusions and final discussions will close our Learn to Travel, Travel to Learn Program.
(The destination of the traveling will be decided by the Team Leader depending on the Team’s economy)
Once our route is ready, tickets bought and investigations planned and approved by the Teachers’ Council, we will travel by land to different countries ready to learn about environmental practices, problems and peoples’ reaction and action to them.
Reforestation, wildlife protection, organic farming, pollution and social problems around the environment (employment, destruction of natural areas, responsible fishing, urbanization, illegal hunting, etc.) will be subjects of investigations during our travel.
Documentation of our experiences with pictures, interviews, and videos are mandatory.
The Project Work in Ecuador
takes place in cooperation with Humana People to People (www.humana.org). In this period, you can work at:
Ready for doing the work needed at the project, bringing plans and materials from the previous periods. Getting to know the people at the project, the vision, and idea of the project and the many concrete tasks to be carried out.
Carrying out the tasks as defined within the necessities of the project and by the Project Leadership. Fighting shoulder to shoulder with The Poor: building preschools, starting Garden Farming, doing literacy campaigns, eradicating malaria, teaching about big issues of our time while working as a teacher at DNS, starting income generating activities, working as a TCE Special Force in the fight against HIV/AIDS – as a few examples.
Once you arrive at One World Institute, Norway we will get together as a team, we will be part of running the school with the other students present here.
We will have studies and a goal of points to achieve during this time and we will experience one investigation at a University, a Hydroelectric Project or anything that we choose in the environmental field. While in Norway we will prepare our traveling: visas, tickets, investigations, and places to visit, we will decide together on the final product and present and argue our plans to the Teachers’ Council and the student’s body.
The Project Work in Africa or India
Returning to the school with heads and hands full of new knowledge and energy for Bringing it to the Public. Meeting in the team, showing and telling, exchanging experiences and knowledge, distilling it and making it common knowledge
Producing articles, pamphlets, videos, radio broadcasts, presentations, exhibitions, speeches for debate forums, books and more. Studying further the curriculum in Fighting with The Poor, bringing the truth to the public. Going on tour in the European field to spread the new knowledge in a thousand ways – speeches, newspaper articles, lectures at universities and colleges, debates and other public events, radio broadcasting, TV reports, exhibitions – leading to clearer understanding and inspiring to action. Passing the final exams in Fighting with The Poor. Concluding on the program, using the last time together to throw up future perspectives for The Poor and the big issues of our time.
The Project Work in Africa or India and takes place in cooperation with Humana People to People (www.humana.org). In this period, you can work at:
Arriving at the project in Africa or India, having left behind a courageous journey where fundamental human capabilities have been turned around, refreshed and energized by knowing that things such as travelling can be done in a totally different way than the mainstream tourist travelling.
Ready for doing the work needed at the project, bringing plans and materials from the previous periods. Getting to know the people at the project, the vision and idea of the project and the many concrete tasks to be carried out.
Carrying out the tasks as defined within the necessities of the project and by the Project Leadership. Fighting shoulder to shoulder with The Poor: building preschools, starting Garden Farming, doing literacy campaigns, eradicating malaria, teaching about big issues of our time while working as a teacher at DNS, starting income generating activities, working as a TCE Special Force in the fi ght against HIV/AIDS – as a few examples.
Studying and working with your Specialization in Fighting with The Poor, finalizing with a People’s Exam and a written thesis at the end of the period. Acquiring skills in information work: making interviews, taking notes and pictures, writing summaries and reports, recording video film. Living together with the people at the project, being a good example of living a humble life while improving things with small means to better the daily life.
Living on the road, being on the move, finding means of transport and places to sleep, talking to people on the road, being curious to understand and know about the countries you are traveling through. Making investigations, meeting people, visiting their workplaces, staying in their homes, understanding their fights, meeting their culture and values and sharing thoughts with them about the world and the future.
Telling people about your venture to a third world country, trying out bringing it to the public what you have so far experienced and learned. Putting up investigations on a higher level, asking tough questions to self and to the group, getting hold of more answers and putting up new questions.
Taking notes and pictures, writing reports and discussing the seen and the experienced.
Finding good ways of sticking together in the Trios and in the group as such during the travel period.
At this school, you will find that learning is not first and foremost about listening to the teacher. The school’s Program consists of a range of intense and spirited activities, theoretical studies and experiences that constitute the sum of learning and life processes carried through by a group of people who for a considerable period of time share a Program with each other that demands cooperation and efforts, and which at the same time is sprinkled with elements that are inspiring and also quite out of the ordinary.
Thus, learning will also take place through communication, deliberations, through working out your plan for learning and sticking to it, and putting to use what you learned, the methods you used, the ideas you got from it and the results you harvested from the training. You will train yourself in being adventurers and survivors, living and traveling under very humble conditions, not using much money and always finding a way out by ingenuity, being smart and sticking together with your teammates.