On Friday we are launching the first events of the Today. Now. program.
This will be the start of a new Global Dignity program, through which we want to give children the opportunity to see how powerful and valuable their daily actions are. And that they are the ones who create the world around them and model it. Today. Now. is a continuation of the Dignity Day program, when students write a letter to their future self, a letter that we bring them back a year later.
Today. Now. is the ”one year later” event, where we return their letters and discuss what they have aimed at, about how the future they imagine and aspire at, looks like. The first ” one year later ” is coming soon, and we will return to the same children we have worked with in the past. And we will do the same every time a year later, we will meet the same children whom we have encouraged to imagine how they could get to their best version, in order to create the transition from the aspirational dimension, to the present now and to the action.
Through Today. Now. We have a new interaction with them and a new opportunity to strengthen the message for them. At first we told them “Think about your best version of yourself and what you can do and wish to do in the next year to get closer to it”. Now, we are telling them: “Think again about the best version of yourself. Where are you now, how do you get there? Build yourself every day through your actions and reactions, and through you, you will build the world you want to live in. Start today.”
At the end of the sessions, the children will have a number of actions they write down. Some actions belong to themselves, and some are inspired by the ideas of their colleagues. We wish them to influence each other with concrete and constructive actions and reactions.
The concept of the Today. Now. program has been created together with our friends from Human Invest. Inspired by their motto “Leadership is Everyone’s Business,” we are initiating a dialogue about dignity in which we encourage young people to take initiative and take responsibility for their own worthy future and implicitly the road to the best version of themselves. A big ”Thank you” to Human Invest and Viorel Panaite.
Just two days from now, our organization will celebrate Dignity Day worldwide, in more than 80 countries around the globe.
We are happy to organize this event at Mihai Viteazul high school in Bucharest. The teachers from Viteazul were very interested in have their school involved in this international action.
We will meet with approx. 150 students and we will talk about their own perspectives in dignity and their stories.
In the evening of that day, we will celebrate Dignity Day with our supporters too. Will have with us our volunteers, partners, friends and enthusiast supporter to tell them ”Thank you!” for all the support they are showing us.
We are excited about October 12 and the joy it will bring us.