New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation

New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation is a unique organization whose mission is to build, support and empower teams of youth with capacities to emerge from a life on the streets, drugs and dysfunctional families, to becoming leaders capable of helping themselves and their communities. We are leading a movement that connects youth, educators and communities and empowers them to transform themselves from recipients of information and resources into valuable, contributing members of their communities. We help young people discover and develop their inherent gifts, talents and abilities and support their development as ethically responsible, self-disciplined and creative social c...
Mar 6, 2015

2015 Interfaith Conference Announced

New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation, a Nigeria-based Cooperation Circle of United Religions Initiative is pleased to announce the hosting of the 7th International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue, from October 23-24, 2015, in Abuja, Nigeria. The theme of this year's conference is: "The Role of Religions to Build Peace & Security and Transcend Violent Extremism in Africa"

The conference will engage participants in a dynamic experience of faith development as well as challenge them to positively respond to the universal call to holiness. Our world today more than ever before is faced with the challenge of overcoming the "faith divide" and the global citizenship divide in order to build the bridge of all bridges, the interreligious and international bridge that connects all humanity to God. The conference will create and promote interfaith collaboration and build bridges of trust, friendship and partnership among religiously diverse youth and provide a platform for local, national, regional and international collaboration. Conference participants will include Community leaders and activists, NGO  representatives, Political leaders, Religious/Spiritual leaders, Peace activists, Government representatives, Students, Cultural/Ethnic and Spiritual Community representatives, Human Service providers, Academics, Social Science researchers, Key participants from current or recent regions of turmoil in Nigeria, Visionaries and front-line thinkers in social-political principles, psycho-social-spiritual dynamics, and human consciousness and members of the interested public from Nigeria and around the world.

Conference objectives include to:

  • Raise the level, depth, and breadth of public dialogue and awareness on core issues. The conference examines dimensions and dynamics of "The OTHER" on individual and group levels, and considers how enemy identity is formed, perpetuated, and manipulated.
  • Identify and compile fundamental questions, dilemmas, and implications for further deep inquiry and examination in an expanding public dialogue, and to challenge embedded negative belief systems that promote adversarial perceptions of the "The Other."
  • Formulate findings and products to make available to all - through publications, media, the Internet, educational curriculum, networks, community based dialogue groups, etc.
  • Create Networking Opportunities to promote collaboration, action planning, and next steps following the conference.
  • Tap our shared wisdom, compassion, and responsibility as a community - from the local to the global - in developing practical applications. Participants are encouraged to develop and share practical recommendations and strategies for applying results to the current state of local and world relationships to promote increased understanding, sensitivity, and compassion as a means of countering and neutralizing hostility, particularly inter-group hostility.

 

Through this Conference, we will continue and sustain our modest efforts to promote an inclusive, compassionate community dialogue process that honours different personal experiences, perspectives, and narratives, while allowing for better expressing and listening to each other as we work together toward understanding and harmony.

Mar 3, 2015

Annoucing 7th International Interfaith Conference

New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation is pleased to announce the hosting of the 7th International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue, from October 23-24, 2015, in Abuja, Nigeria. The theme of this year's conference is: "The Role of Religions to Build Peace & Security and Transcend Violent Extremism in Africa", 

The conference will engage participants in a dynamic experience of faith development as well as challenge them to positively respond to the universal call to holiness. Our world today more than ever before is faced with the challenge of overcoming the "faith divide" and the global citizenship divide in order to build the bridge of all bridges, the interreligious and international bridge that connects all humanity to God. The conference will create and promote interfaith collaboration and build bridges of trust, friendship and partnership among religiously diverse youth and provide a platform for local, national, regional and international collaboration. Conference participants will include Community leaders and activists, NGO  representatives, Political leaders, Religious/Spiritual leaders, Peace activists, Government representatives, Students, Cultural/Ethnic and Spiritual Community representatives, Human Service providers, Academics, Social Science researchers, Key participants from current or recent regions of turmoil in Nigeria, Visionaries and front-line thinkers in social-political principles, psycho-social-spiritual dynamics, and human consciousness and members of the interested public from Nigeria and around the world.

Conference objectives include to:

Ø  Raise the level, depth, and breadth of public dialogue and awareness on core issues. The conference examines dimensions and dynamics of "The OTHER" on individual and group levels, and considers how enemy identity is formed, perpetuated, and manipulated.

Ø  Identify and compile fundamental questions, dilemmas, and implications for further deep inquiry and examination in an expanding public dialogue, and to challenge embedded negative belief systems that promote adversarial perceptions of the "The Other."

Ø  Formulate findings and products to make available to all - through publications, media, the Internet, educational curriculum, networks, community based dialogue groups, etc.

Ø  Create Networking Opportunities to promote collaboration, action planning, and next steps following the conference.

Ø  Tap our shared wisdom, compassion, and responsibility as a community - from the local to the global - in developing practical applications. Participants are encouraged to develop and share practical recommendations and strategies for applying results to the current state of local and world relationships to promote increased understanding, sensitivity, and compassion as a means of countering and neutralizing hostility, particularly inter-group hostility.

Through this Conference, we will continue and sustain our modest efforts to promote an inclusive, compassionate community dialogue process that honours different personal experiences, perspectives, and narratives, while allowing for better expressing and listening to each other as we work together toward understanding and harmony.

Feb 24, 2015

CMIA Holds Intercultural Day

The 2014 Intercultural Day of Creative Minds International Academy was celebrated on December 5, 2014 at the school’s Assemble hall in Jos Nigeria. The  heme of the event was“The Role of Culture and Tourism in Peacebuilding” and empowered participants on how culture and tourism can be used a tool for promoting sustainable peace and national development.

The CMIA Intercultural Day brought together representatives from the Ministry of Education, Educators and Teachers from invited Colleges and Schools in Jos, Religious Leaders, Traditional Leaders, Community Leaders among others. Major hightlights and actvities included paper presentations, varieties of traditional meals, fashion shows, cultural dances, entertainments, prizes, among others.

Founded in September 2007, Creative Minds International Academy is a Jos, Nigeria-based model coeducational school empowering students with tools for critical thinking to investigate information and inter-connectedness of all life, and then make wise decisions for sustainable relationships with each other and with Earth herself. Our goal is to become an educational institution of international standing and outlook, achieving excellence through scholarship, teaching, learning, research and service to our world.

The school which is registered with the Nigeria Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and fully approved by the Plateau State Ministry of Education (MOE), and also accredited by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO) operates Nursery, Primary, Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary academic programmes and have produced a lot of ‘creative minds’ over the past few year.

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