Launch of the TOOLKIT

Nurturing the Spiritual Development of Children in the Early Years

A Contribution to the Protection of Children from Violence and the Promotion of Their Holistic Well-Being
About the Event

18 NOVEMBER 2022

LIVE FROM ROME

10:30 -12:15 CET

The International Consortium on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence is launching its Toolkit on Nurturing the Spiritual Development of Children in the Early Years – A Contribution to the Protection of Children from Violence and the Promotion of Their Holistic Well-Being.

The launch of the Toolkit will take place in Rome, during the International Day of Prayer and Action for Children. Register below to join the livestreaming.

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18 NOVEMBER 2022

LIVE FROM ROME

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Program and speakers

Opening Remarks

Rev. Keishi Miyamoto

President, Arigatou International

Dr. Rima Salah

Chair, Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC); Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale Child Study Center; Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations

Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children

Speakers

The Impact of Violence Against Children on Child Development and in Communities

Ms. Stella Ayo-Odongo

Director, Pathfinding, Global Partnership to End Violence against Children

The Spiritual Development of Children as a Contribution to the Prevention of Violence and to the Flourishing of the Child

Prof. Anantanand Rambachan

Professor of Religion, St. Olaf University; Visitor Professor, Academy for the Study of World Religions, University of Hamburg

Presentation of the Toolkit

Ms. Maria Lucia Uribe

Executive Director, Arigatou International – Geneva

Dr. Ilham Nasser

Director, Human Development Program, Senior Researcher, Advancing Education in Muslim Societies (AEMS), International Institute for Islamic Thought

Ms. Caroline Arnold

Education and Early Childhood Consultant

The unique contribution of the toolkit to early childhood
–Testimonies from organizations

Ms. Stella Ndugire

Technical Advisor - Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development at Division of Neonatal and Child Health (DNCH), Ministry of Health in Kenya. Representative, Africa Early Childhood Network

Sister Pauline Acayo

SCORE ECD Project, Catholic Relief Services

Maechee Jutipa Tapasuthi

Founder, Dhamanurak Foundation, International Network of Engaged Buddhists

Dr. Nelson Arns Neumann

International Coordinator, Pastoral da Criança

Commitments from Organizations to Implement Systematically

Ms. Neelam Fida

Head of Programme Quality, International Programmes Division, Islamic Relief Worldwide

Ms. Andrea Kaufmann

Director, Faith and External Engagement, World Vision International

Dr. Kezevino Aram

President, Shanti Ashram – India

Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne

President, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement – Sri Lanka

Concluding Remarks

Dr. Xiaoan Li

Senior Program Officer, Fetzer Institute

Dr. Imam Rashied Omar

Research Scholar of Islamic Studies and Peacebuilding, University of Notre Dame - Kroc Institute for Peace Studies (USA) and Imam of the Claremont Main Road Masjid, Cape Town, South Africa

Ms. Kimberly Parent

External Affairs Officer, World Bank Group

Masters of Ceremony

Ms. Zvonimira Jakic

Young Leader, GNRC-Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ms. Vera Leal

Head of Programs, Arigatou International – Geneva

About the International Consortium on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Protection of Children from Violence

The Consortium, convened by Arigatou International, brings together civil society and faith-based organizations, religious communities, multilateral organizations, academia, and individual experts to foster collaboration, share good practices, and develop evidence-based and innovative approaches to integrate values-based education and spirituality in early childhood for the protection of children from violence and the promotion of their holistic well-being.