Nairobi, Kenya -- Cherie Enns
Eminus Academy is proud to partner with Mark Fuhrmann, founder of the Piece Prize initiative which seeks to promote peace in the world. Starting April 1, Mark will kayak from Oslo, Norway to Athens, Greece over the course of several weeks, visiting many cities which lie along the way. His mission, to disseminate the idea of peace to the people around him and to honour those who are actively trying to make a difference in their local communities.
His more than 5000 kilometre journey will be one of reciprocal learning, the sharing of ideas and concepts of peace, the building of a network of people all united to bring the concept to the public. On his journey, he will engage with local youth and students at various schools, bridging the gap between those who know about peace and those who are in the general public. In doing so, Mark will be adding more pieces to the puzzle that is peace, bringing the puzzle ever closer to completion. We are each of us capable of impacting peace in our world, whether by being kind to strangers, or by volunteering at non-profits--all of our actions make a difference.
Mark's historic journey is one of the most daring initiatives to promote kindness and social responsibility in the world. However, geography and sheer distance limits his trip to Europe, so we want to help. In partnership with the Piece Prize, Eminus Academy will offer a free course to everyone who wishes to participate, Paddle for Peace: an Introduction to Human Rights. Upon the completion of the course, you will be warded a complimentary Certificate of Completion recognizing your efforts spent learning about the complexities of human rights.
We hope that you choose to be part of Mark's journey by joining us on Eliademy.
Abbotsford, Canada -- Cherie Enns
Eminus Academy is proud to announce that our successful three year of pilot, we will be transitioning to offer an exciting interactive on-line professional program aligned with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Each course is just $150. The program will also continue to offer subsidized courses to youth(18-35 year-olds) requiring subsidy and/or referral to us by UN Habitat. The academy started out as a means for urban youth to gain valuable skills such proposal and business plan writing, program evaluation, digital story telling and mapping. We are also expanding our applied theory courses beyond social enterprise and seed market to include a larger range of courses, all connected to Sustainable Development Goals or the UN Habitat III agenda. Please see our About page for more details related to obtaining a Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Development Management co-signed by University of Fraser Valley and UN Habitat.
We are announcing a pivotal expansion plan which will make Eminus Academy available to people in 78 different countries around the globe. From South Africa to Spain, we will offer courses which will be relevant to both students in the developing world and the developed world, creating stronger partnerships between nations. Each course will provide direct interaction with program professors and facilitators as well as allow you to engage with your program cohort.
We are also announcing a new way to focus our efforts, the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). The SDGs are a list of 17 goals for humanity to strive to achieve by the year 2030, including the elimination of poverty and hunger as well as reducing inequality and promote peace throughout the world. Our efforts will now impact 6 of the SDGs directly while indirectly impacting all of the 17 goals.
This expansion is something that the world has earned, especially with all the negativity in the world right now, notably the rise of terrorism. Our efforts will be financed by a new pricing structure which will be based on the number of courses taken and the eligibility of applicants for automatic scholarships, which will be awarded to those who are considered by Eminus to be requiring a little help.
At the same time, while we are working with you to create a more sustainable world we also plan to work with you to help source funding for your transformative applied projects. Courses are to be launched in March 2017. All proceeds of the the program are invested in your further learning and development.
Please also stay tuned for Eminus products, which will be available on the Eminus Store. All products sold will be fair-trade and 100% of the profits will be going towards the expansion of learning opportunities at Eminus Academy.
With this bold new expansion, we hope to change how young people learn collaboratively around the world. We invite you to be a part of it!