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THE MILLENNIUM PROJECTS

The United Nations and ePALS Classroom Exchange presented two special classroom projects to help celebrate the new millennium. The projects required children to submit their ideas and action plans on how to make the world a better place for everyone.

The children were invited to participate in the project through this special letter from Nane Annan the wife of the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.


LETTERS TO MRS. ANNAN

Teacher : Mrs. LePage
Class : Grade 8-OAC
Address : 145 Magnolia Drive Hamilton, Ontario Canada L9C 5P4
When : Thursday, December 9, 1999

Thoughts : As students of the international community, we are concerned with our peers ability to resolve conflicts peacefully. We believe this can be achieved through education programs, awarness programs, and a general sharing of information.
Action : Mediation tools and techniques for students to impliment Peer Mediation Programs within their own schools. We believe students need to be empowered to deal with their own problems and conflicts -- thus resulting in the development of conflict resolution skills for later in life. School : Sir Allan MacNab

Teacher : Donald Cyr
Class : 6
Address : 1206 Dundas est London,Ontario
When : Thursday, December 9, 1999
Thoughts : There are children who lack the basic resources necessary for a proper diet; we must encourage governments to spend tax money to help alleviate this.
Action : To assist children refugees we must work to unite families which have been separated by war or poverty. School : Academie de la tamise


Dear Mrs. Annan,
I think there should not be drugs, killing or guns. The poor should be taken care of. School should be for everyone. I think the trees should not be cut down because it effects a lot of people and things. FROM, CECILIA

Dear Mrs. Annan,
Hi! I'm Melissa and I would like to talk to you . I have a few worries, concerns, and hopes for the New Millenium that my class has brainstormed. First I will tell you\ my concerns. I think we should throw out all nasty drugs and use guns properly. Also we should save the rainforest and endangered animals. Next I have a few worries. I think we should put some sort of screen on top
of smoke stacks and use less paper. Last I have some hopes. I would like world peace and a car kids can drive in like a bike on the road, only it's a mini car on the road.
Sincerely, Melissa

Dear Mrs.Annan
I hope there will be healthy cigarettes because my grandma smokes and I don't want her to get cancer. I hope people would stop cutting down the rain forest.
From Jimmy

Dear Mrs Annan,
I am Zach. I am writing because I don't want anyone to see the earth go bad until the sun dies. I think that guns should be sold only to police officers. There should be a $25.00 fine for littering. We should live on the moon if the laws fail.
From, Zach

dear,mrs. Annan
I hope there are no drugs and less pollution. I hope there are flying cars that way you can fly over people and not be late and not get yelled at. I worry that a gaint comet will hit the earth.
from Aaron

Dear Mrs. Annan
I'm glad that you made this letter! I think it will help a lot. I have concerns, hopes, worries and solutions about the New Year. I hope that stores will stop selling cigarettes or any illegal drugs.
I hope there will be a law for no littering. I'm still worrying that there will be pollution from factories and people take more than they need. I also hope there will be world peace!
From, Allison

Dear mrs.Annan,
I hope there will be no more cigarettes because that's how people die quicker or get very Ill and die. On the year 2000 I hope there will be flying cars because then you could travel over water
and get to places without paying to get on the airplane. I hope there are no more drugs because people die quicker.I hope there is no more littering because that's how the earth is polluted.
I hope you have a Happy New Year.
From Melissa

Dear mrs. Annan,
I hope people will treat people with respact and notlitter.
I want people to try to save the rain forest because the world animals are being endangered.
Sincerely, Greg.

DEAR MRS. ANNAN,
HERE ARE SOME SOLUTIONS TO THIS WORLD. WE CAN ONLY TAKE WHAT WE NEED FROM SOME LANDS. WE CAN GIVE FOOD TO THE POOR. WE CAN GET KID CARS SO WE CAN GO PLACES. WE SHOULD TRY TO SAVE THE RAINFOREST.
SINCERLY, PATRICE

DEAR MRS. ANNAN,
I hope that flying cars get made because if the world blows up no one would be able to have transportation. Also if the world blows up no one will have a place to live, so I think people should try to make it possible for people to live on the moon. I hope that drugs stop being used badly and also cigarettes should stop being sold too.
from, Billy

DEAR MRS.ANNAN,
HERE ARE SOME SOLUTIONS TO THIS WORLD. WE CAN ONLY TAKE WHAT WE NEED FROM PLACES.WE CAN GIVE FOOD TO THE POOR. WE CAN GET KID CARS SO WE CAN GO PLACES.WE SHOULD TRY TO SAVE THE RAINFOREST.

Dear Mrs. Annan,
I think that there should not be guns but only for police. I think also there should be no drugs,only medicine drugs. There should be more food to eat more, clothes, more houes and more schools to learn .People should donate blood more. There should be more money for the poor.I think there should be flying cars to travel and fresh water.
Sincerely Alex

Dear Mrs.Annan,
I have a solution to make the world a better place. I think you can make a law about littering and polluting laws. And one of my worries is the rainforest.And one of my hopes was for the goverment to make a home for the poor with better treatment. Oh thank you for reading letter. Sinnerrly, Hyoung

Dear Mrs.Annan,
I would like to ask you a few things. First of all I would like to know if you can save the rain
forest so we won`t have a lot of endangerd or even extinct animals? I don`t want the toucan to die because they are really funny! I would like to know if you can put traffic lights on the highway. Also my dad and a lot of other people I know, smoke and if you can stop that, that would be
pretty good.
Sincerely, Nicholas


 

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