River East Collegiate is working with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO in Ottawa to establish a Canadian UNESCO schools network, linking it with 10,000 schools in over 181 countries. The Associated School Network project will provide our students with the opportunity to develop partnerships with students around the world as they focus on becoming global citizens.
We are excited an honoured to be part of this network that is dedicated to the improvement of human rights, saving the environment and celebrating diveristy.
WHAT IS UNESCO?
UNESCO stands for:
WHAT DO WE DO?
The River East Collegiate UNESCO committee's primary goal is to raise awareness and "build peace in the minds" of every man, woman & child in our community. Through our partnerships in the community, we are able to "think globally and act locally" in a number of issues.
WHAT HAVE WE DONE?
We believe it’s important to incorporate UNESCO values in all that we do as a school community. This common thread sparks contribution from all subject areas, such as; environmental studies in Science, humanitarian action in English and celebrating diversity in Social Studies.
We also have several clubs in our school that promote these values. Students Without Borders and Key Club are humanitarian groups that work in our local and global communities. Our River East Jack Chapter works to raise awareness about mental health and mental illness.
HOW DO I JOIN?
UNESCO clubs meet every week.
Students Without Borders meets every Wednesday at lunch in room 103.
Jack Chapter meets every Monday at lunch in room 103.
Key Club meets every Thursday in room 203.
It is a great opportunity to meet likeminded individuals who care about the community and the world.
"think locally...act globally"