Category Archives: Children

A Child’s Sense of Self by Sobonfu Somé

Often, we tend to look at other people without actually seeing them — we notice only what serves us or affects us in some way. When it comes to children, our ability to notice and see must be magnified. The smallest detail matters… Read More

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The Seen and the Unseen: Spirituality Among the Dagara People by Sobonfu Somé

I grew up in southwestern Burkina Faso, where the houses are built with mud and nicely polished with cow dung and ash. The children have their own rooms; the women have their rooms; and the men have their room. It is not to promote gender differences or sexism but is a way for men, women, and children to be able to meet their needs. Men and women often come together, but always in a sacred space… Read More

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Change Is Afoot: Walking for Education in South Africa

A new initiative called the Walk for Education is making waves in South Africa. This 1925 km walk, taken on by Mamma-Afrika Hampers & MAfrika Projects founders, Mr Jacques Buys and Mr Dana Louw, spans 30 days, kicking off from Windhoek, Namibia on June 18, 2012 and ending in Maputo, Mozambique… Read More

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Pledge to Planet Earth

We love getting submissions to share with our growing community! This one we recently received from Jon Cohn is intended as a Pledge that school kids might recite at the start of each day. In the USA, we have the Pledge of Allegiance (to the US flag) and in other countries there are similar pledges of fidelity to country. As far as we know, none of these mention our mother earth, on whom we are absolutely dependent… Read More

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December 12, 2010
A Conversation with Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Children have the potential to spark deep soul-searching in their parents that can lead to profound transformation. In this show, Dr. Shefali discusses how children serve as mirrors of their parents’ forgotten self… Read More

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