June 19st 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
Statement delivered by Dr Anna Barchetti Durisch at the United Nations HRC; General Debate on Human Rights. (Watch the video)
Visiting Sinthamani Ashram in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – a centre which cares for approximately 50 children of ethnic Indian heritage.
Visiting Siddhartan Care Centre, Malaysia – a centre providing shelter, food, vocational training and special education to disabled children and orphans.
“Meaning of life” – seminar delivered by Dr Anna Barchetti Durisch in Pattaya, Thailand.
Purpose of our life, search for a meaning, coping with feeling of hopelessness and depression, meaningfulness of our life experiences, life as an opportunity to create meaning – are some of the subjects tackled during the seminar.
Visiting Baphumelele, an orphanage in Khayelitsha, Western Cape, South Africa, and one of Helios Life’s partners.
“Addressing problems of death and loss counseling in youth and adults”- grief counseling practices – seminar for social workers, counselors, psychologists and therapists.
Seminar and workshops led by Dr Anna Barchetti Durisch, consisting in identifying techniques of grief counseling as well as understanding deeper the concept of death and loss, including case studies.
Visiting Dieu Giac Orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, which shelters and cares for over 120 abandoned, orphaned and street children.
Publication by Dr Anna Barchetti Durisch on “Global Education Magazine” no 4/2013 – quarterly scientific journal (Read the publication)
“A new paradigm for an effective and sustainable education system, going beyond teaching of mathematics and history. Are money and success the only factors, the only drives? Education for Life, Education for Happiness: these are the tools that can lead us towards a meaningful existence; a quantum leap towards a mature society.” (Anna Barchetti Durisch)
“On love” – seminars for children of Cambodian Kids Care (one of Helios Life’s partners) in Koh Chang, Thailand – a school for children of Cambodian migrants to Thailand, who are not entitled to state education.
Lectures revolving around the concepts of love and unity in diversity.
Visiting The Pattaya Orphanage in Pattaya, Thailand; one of Helios Life’s partners – children’s home taking care of 170 orphaned, abused and disadvantaged children and students with disabilities.
Visiting Cambodian Kids Care in Koh Chang, Thailand (one of Helios Life’s partners) – a school for underprivileged children of Cambodian migrants to Thailand, not entitled to state education.
July 4th 2012, Geneva, Switzerland
A seminar on happiness delivered by Dr Anna Barchetti Durisch at the United Nations HRC; during a side event.
Collaboration in drafting the project following the request from the Minister of Education of Sri Lanka, Hon Bandula Gunawardhana;
the Center is expected to play a pivotal role in the transformation of the teacher development process in the region of South Asia;
approved as an Institute under the auspices of UNESCO; established in Sri Lanka within the premises of the National Institute of Education.
Visiting Mandela Park – a township in Hout Bay, Western Cape, South Africa, built against a mountain, with about 50 000 people living in conditions of extreme poverty, suffering problems of HIV, unemployment, substance abuse and gang violence.