With education, we need to know the world around us and we need to understand the systems around us. The awareness and understanding of the world working around us is the part of education system. To understand these factors, the unit of globalization is included in school studies at medium grades. The students in these grades explore various sectors of societies and observe their lives. To understand it deeper, the students are asked to study in groups and are assigned different projects to learn better. In this light, the students of middle grade in an International school at United Nations conducted a social activist campaign highlighting the misdeeds at transnational companies. The employees work hard for the companies but the policies are looking only for profit and harness the workers and their lives. The human factor is the base which has to be looked after I n every field. But in the race of profit and turn over the companies treat employees as machines and in such an environment they become unhappy and suffer every day in life.
The students with campaign, depicted hardships of employees through messages and posters, they even shared it with many TNC CEO’s. They displayed emotions with harsh and realistic messages like “Employees are not machines” and many more. Such an awareness about the lives of others is really an important activity. Some on of the students today, are entrepreneurs of tomorrow, with such activities, the education system are making a contribution to better tomorrow.
Some of the interesting factors of such activity are as follows:
- Being human and understand human:
In the race of demanding life, we forget to understand the human being. With such an activities, the students are made human first. With targets, profits we also have human beings with feelings, taking care of other humans is an important factor.
- Fight against wrong:
With everything else on one end, injustice prevails in the world. And a proper fight or voice against such injustice is equally important for proper world working. With social campaigns the students are learning the importance of protest against the injustice in with society.
- Glimpse of world working:
The world is not the same as that of our home and school. It is beyond the comfort zone. With such activities, the students get the glimpse of the working of world.
- Educated mind: Getting aware about the situations and acting for solving the world problems, is the actual purpose and meaning of an educated mind.