Created on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 11:37
Atheist Alliance International (AAI) is proud to partner with the Cambodian Children's Trust (CCT) to support Critical Thinking & Secular Ethics, a program to help educate Cambodian children for life.
The Critical Thinking & Secular Ethics project primarily works with children from 5 - 18 years of age. The classes introduce children to the concept of a ‘community of inquiry’, exploring ethical dilemmas with the aim of developing skills to evaluate arguments and counter arguments, which will ultimately deepen their knowledge and understanding of the complexities of daily life.
The program focusses initially on children in CCT's care and street children who are part of the CCT community in Battambang Province, with over 140 participants at present. Over time, it is hoped that the project will be expanded to include interested Khmer teachers, international volunteers and, ultimately, schools and NGOs in Cambodia.
Tara Winkler, founder of the Cambodian Children's Trust, said "We are very excited about this program - it has enormous potential to teach Cambodian children critical thinking skills and secular ethics, which will benefit them throughout their lives."
Carlos A. Diaz, AAI President, said "AAI is proud to support this fantastic initiative and to contribute to the education of Cambodian children. Helping the next generation of Cambodians develop their ability to think rationally and critically analyse claims will facilitate a fair, secular Cambodia of the future."
In its initial phase, the Critical Thinking & Secular Ethics project will be funded partially by AAI and partially by donations that AAI and CCT are seeking from atheist and secular community supporters.
To support the Critical Thinking & Secular Ethics project please donate at http://startsomegood.com/ctse_project
For further information about the Critical Thinking & Secular Ethics program visit:
Atheist Alliance International (AAI) is a global alliance of atheist/freethought groups and individuals, committed to educating its members and the public about atheism, secularism and related issues.
Atheist Alliance International's vision is a secular world where public policy, scientific inquiry and education are not influenced by religious beliefs, but based upon sound reasoning, rationality and evidence. Atheist Alliance International's mission is to challenge and confront religious faith, to strengthen global atheism by promoting the growth and interaction of atheist/freethought organisations around the world and to undertake international educational and advocacy projects.
Carlos A. Diaz
President, Atheist Alliance International
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About Cambodian Children's Trust
CCT is a secular, non-profit NGO working to break the cycle of poverty in the Battambang region of Cambodia. CCT runs a range of programmes supporting vulnerable and underprivileged children and families. The three main support programmes are currently the Foster Care Programme supporting over 50 children, a Family Outreach Programme supporting over 50 families, and a thriving Youth Centre supporting nearly 100 underprivileged children.