The Life-Link program supports students undertaking actions for peace and sustainability for their school and/or for their community, while sharing their actions with schools all over the world.
A Life-Link action, in the future called Action, is a minor project, meant to:
Help the school or the community to become more sustainable and to promote peace
Give students a sense of higher purpose and direction in life
Help foster intercultural and international relations
This independent education program was initiated in 1987 by Hans Levander, a medical doctor in Uppsala, Sweden. He was at the forefront of a world-wide movement for peace and the elimination of nuclear weapons.
Since then, the program has been extended also to include Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
The rich experience of students and schools over the past years shows that this program has brought hope, inspiration and optimism for the future into the school’s curriculum.
An Action means carrying out a practical project under one of the following headings called the 3Cs:
Care for Yourself
Care for Others
Care for Nature
The Actions are supposed to be carried out at your school and/or within your own community.
An Action is a minor project. The time it takes, can vary from a couple of hours, a couple of days or up to one or more weeks. An Action can be initiated by a student or a group of students and/or one or more teachers and should be organised by a group of students, a class or a group and/or teachers.
Use this web site to get inspiration for your Actions and to find information for contacting or interacting with other schools in your county or in other countries.
Life-Link works preferably with lower and secondary school students at the age of 12-19 years. Teachers at primary schools have found the program useful for their students.