The Life-Link Friendship-Schools programme is free of charge and is about schools doing something good for their community and environment while coordinating or sharing their actions with other schools. The programme is meant to:
- Help the local community and environment.
- Give students a sense of higher purpose and accomplishment.
- Help foster international and intercultural relationships with the aim of improving international relations.
What is the purpose of the Life-Link programme
The Life-Link Friendship-Schools programme is developed to engage young people worldwide in enacting peace, at and around their schools, in positive and affirmative local actions related to the theme of my Peace, my Health, my Behavior towards Nature; in summary: my Sustainable Lifestyle, as explained through the ethics of Care for Myself – Care for Others – Care for Nature.
How did Life-Link start?
This independent peace education programme was initiated 1987 as a Medical Doctor’s “antidote” to the pessimism documented among children in response to the prospect of nuclear war and environmental degradation. Today we have as proof the rich experience from students, teachers and schools worldwide that this programme can bring inspiration, hope and optimism for the future into the school’s curriculum
Communicate and coordinate
We encourage Life-Link schools to communicate and coordinate Peace Actions globally.
Use this page to get inspiration and find contact information to other schools. The actions should take place at and around your school or within the nearby community, doesn’t have to take more than an hour to complete, and can be initiated by a class or a club at your school. Each performed action should be reported to Life-Link online or by mail, fax or E-mail. By sending your school’s first Action Report, the school will join the Life-Link network and become listed here under our Schools & Actions.
There are currently 786 schools in 92 countries committed to enacting peace through Life-Link
Preferably lower and upper secondary school students (ages 12-19). Educators at primary schools have also found the programme useful for their young students.