After the launch of Learning to Live Together
in Hiroshima, Japan in May 2008, the manual has been disseminated widely through UNESCO and UNICEF regional and national offices, the GNRC network, Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children and its Committee members, CRC Committee members, educators and teachers, youth leaders and others interested.
The manual is currently available in hard copy in English, French and Spanish and online on our website
and on the UNESCO webpage http://portal.unesco.org/education. It is now being translated into Arabic, Bosnian, Japanese, Persian and Portuguese. Translations into Greek, Hebrew and Swahili are under review
A first step in an impact evaluation is currently being undertaken by mapping the dissemination and implementation of the manual around the world. Even though the evaluation is not yet finished, the current results show that Learning to Live Together is being used successfully in 28 countries and it is now being proposed as a model for curriculum development in schools and for programmes in religious and non religious youth groups and peace clubs.
It is important to mention that the material is being used in different areas and contexts, such as parenting programmes, counteracting violence with children living in the street and to fight domestic violence, among others.
Various practices have been identified for deeper analysis and evaluation covering the various educational settings, formal, in-formal and non-formal, where the educational manual is currently used.
Arigatou International is now developing short booklets of best practices that can help enhancing the use of the manual in various contexts. The booklets will be available online and in hard copy in the beginning of next year.
A brochure highlighting some of the Learning to Live Together best practices can be downloaded here
If you are using the material in your country, please get in contact
with us to let us know your experience and outcomes.