Rapid Response: The Democratic Republic of Congo VC

Over the past ten years, more than 5.4 million men, women, and children have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo primarily due to the consequences of its civil war (diseases, bloodshed, etc.). Just recently, the on-going conflict in the DRC has been splashed in the major headlines as the country is on the brink of another war. In this special PULSE series offered by Global Nomads Group, students will learn to identify the root causes of the conflict and the humanitarian and environmental issues as a result of it. In addition, students will learn to celebrate the history and culture of the DRC and identify the ways to bring hope to its future.

The PULSE is designed to give high school students a forum to deliberate some of the most challenging issues of our time with their peers around the nation and around the globe. By speaking with their peers in other cities, other states, other countries, they are able to come to a greater understanding of international issues and a greater appreciation for diverse beliefs, cultures, and viewpoints.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase students’ interest in and understanding of the world and its people through dialogue
  • Increase students’ understanding of particular issues by questioning experts and ability to analyze and form opinions on pressing international issues

Global Nomads Group provides the forum for this cultural exchange.
The success of the program for ALL schools hinges on your and your students’ level of preparation and engagement.

Day One:
Up to three participating schools meet and discuss the PULSE topic. A GNG moderator begins the conference by posing basic questions to the students (sent to teachers beforehand) to open up the dialogue. A GNG moderator continues to direct questions, facilitate the conversation among students and schools, and generally move the discussion along.

Day Two:
A GNG moderator introduces a guest speaker, an expert in the topic to be discussed. After the expert explains his/her background and involvement in the issue, we open up the conference to questions and answers. The moderator facilitates as students ask questions and engage in dialogue with the speaker.

Rapid Response: The DRC
Dates: TBD (4-part extended PULSE program)
Theme: CONFLICT AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Times: TBA Grades: 7-8, 9-12
Cost: $300 per VC or membership price*

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