UNESCO

Teacher – Advisors: Ms. Lekka, Mr. Tsiros

UNESCO established the Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) in 1953 to encourage schools worldwide to integrate into their curriculum pilot programs that educate students and put to practice issues related to UNESCO’s overarching goal of promoting peace and international understanding.  The program now encompasses approximately 7000 schools in over 171 countries.  Athens College has joined the network of partner schools because it espouses the ideas and objectives of UNESCO and because it believes that education can and should equip today’s adolescents with knowledge, skills and experiences on issues of educational, political, social and culture interest which complement and deepen academic knowledge, enrich school life and make students more accomplished people.

 

How the Club Works – Activities
 As part of the Club’s operation, each academic year students comprehensively investigate and discuss a topic that invariably falls within the Organization’s key areas of focus. Students are divided into groups and carry outs tasks both individually and collectively. They round out their participation by designing and carrying out a cultural program that is presented at the PanAttica Conference.

 

Criteria for Participation
Maximum number of participants: 30
The Club is open only to 10th and 11th grade H.S. students. 

 

Members of the Club participate in the following events:

  • Athens College UNESCO Clubs Conference. The conference takes place at Bodossakeio School and all 30 Club members participate.
  • PanAttica Conference of ASPnet schools. The Conference takes place at a School in the Attica Prefecture.Ten students participate in this conference. Selection of students is based on the assessment of an individual project.
  • PanCyprian Conference of UNESCO schools in Cyprus. Fifteen students participate in this event and priority is given to 11th grade students.