What happens when 48 children from 12 different countries met in a country far away from home? Magic…

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We are the victims of our ancestors.
Their beliefs and thoughts have shaped the way we view the world, existence and ultimately our purpose here on this tiny rock floating through space.

These beliefs have crafted how we view one another, how we rank ourselves against our circles and, further than that, we have subconsciously placed judgment on people that are ‘different’.
These thoughts eventually get passed on to the next generation, no matter how hard we try to adapt and change those thoughts to a new, beautiful world.

But what if we could change that?
What if we could show the next generation that our thoughts and beliefs are not right.
What if we were brave enough to admit that we were wrong?

Would it impact the world?
Would our children be more tolerant?
Would there be more love and understanding?
Would there be a change?

Momondo set out to experiment with this concept.
They launched a video where 48 children from 12 different countries met in a country far away from home.
The children were then asked to write to their parents about the way they see the world at the beginning and at the end of a month-long summer camp.

This is what happened:

“Do you believe there is hope for the future?

The world can be beautiful and open, if we want it.

These children from around the world came together and discovered they are more alike than they ever imagined.
In the film Dear mom and dad, we document what happens when 48 children from 12 different countries meet at a CISV camp funded by Momondo and run by CISV.
We asked the children to write to their parents how they see the world in the beginning and the end of the camp.

We are proud and honoured to have been able to document the beautiful feelings and thoughts shared by the children.
They don’t come from the same culture, speak the same language or wear the same clothes, but none of that matters: jokes are shared, hearts are opened and friendships across borders are made.

Momondo supports CISV International, a global non-profit organisation dedicated to educating and inspiring action for peace.
By educating the next generation, and through building intercultural friendships based on cooperation and understanding, CISV aims to help children and youth to develop the skills they need to become informed, responsible and active global citizens, able to make a positive difference in their communities and the world.
Our collaboration with CISV and the Dear mom and dad campaign are part of Let’s Open Our World; an invitation to cross boundaries, embrace our differences and open our world.

Find out more about Let’s Open Our World, our collaboration with CISV, and download free school kits at letsopenourworld.com ” – Let’s Open Our World

Help the next generation embrace diversity

Research shows that tolerance and respect are the most important qualities that a child can learn. Therefore, we have created two school kits together with CISV, teachers and children.

The kits, Equally Different and Our Colourful World, are part of Open Minds, a free educational programme. Equally Different teaches children about labelling people, how important it is to recognise when we see it – and how simple it is to change. Our Colourful World explains stereotypes and demonstrates how they are used – even unintentionally.

Both kits are available at letsopenourworld.com where you can also join a competition to win a school trip for an entire class! Read more and enter here.

Open Minds and the Dear mom and dad campaign are part of Let’s Open Our World; an invitation to cross boundaries, embrace our differences and open our world. Find out more about the collaboration and Let’s Open Our World here.

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