A weblog on Global Understanding for Haukipudas, Haapajärvi, Medina, and Jangwani Secondary School Students.
Through this weblog, we encourage our students in Finland, the USA, and Tanzania to exchange ideas on global issues. We believe direct connections and communication with one another is the best way to learn about the realities of life in Finland, USA, and Tanzania, and in that way deepen our global understanding.
Observe around you and be thankful for all that you have in this transitory lifetime...
We are fortunate, we have much more than what we need to be content. Let's try not to feed this endless cycle of consumerism and immorality in which this "modern and advanced" society forgets and ignores the other two thirds of our brothers and sisters.
Let us complain less and give more!
Posted by Tiina Mustakangas, Source: Anonymous email
During this school year our students have written essays and made presentations to be held here at school and to be sent to our partner school in Tanzania. The topics have varied from Finnish nature and seasons, our UNESCO World Heritage Sites to the ecological problems we are facing at the moment. We believe the students widened their understanding of our biodiversity and are thus able to give our friends in Tanzania a glimpse of Finland. -by Anja Moilanen