PRESERVE THE PRECIOUS EARTH
April. 22, a day to celebrate the environment. The first Earth Day was organized in 1970 to promote the ideas of ecology, encourage respect for life on earth, and highlight growing concern over pollution of the soil, air, and water. Earth Day is now observed in 190 nations with outdoor performances, exhibits, street fairs, and television programs that focus on environmental issues.
Earth Day helps celebrate Earth’s unique place in the universe. It is the only planet in our solar system teeming with incredible biodiversity. Learning about and protecting this biodiversity is what Earth Day is all about. Each of us have a personal responsibility to respect, honor and maintain the individual spaces we share with the Earth. The Earth is our eternal partner, not just for our generations, but for future generations. Sharing Earth means taking responsibility for what we use and how we use it. It is a day to think of the environmental challenges we face and how to solve them. Protecting Earth is every person’s and every country’s responsibility.
When one species threatens to overpopulate, become a menace to the survival of other species, or creates a “breach” in the natural rhythm inherent in nature, thinning of the herd is a natural solution.
Our planet is in a crisis due to global warming, over population, and greed and laziness. What each of us chooses to do can and does effect the outcome of the survival of our species. If not for us, for the generations yet to come.
It is important to explain to your kids what Earth Day represents, and what you do as a family; not just one day, but every day can keep the environment free from further damage.
- Plant a tree in your yard.
- Recycle as much as you can.
- If age appropriate, have your kids walk or bike ride to school.
- When not at home, keep lights off.
- Make posters with your child and display them at school or at home.
- Ensure you are preserving water by checking leaky faucets.
- Conserve water by not leaving water on when brushing teeth.
- Limit time in the shower.
- Wash car less often.
- Replace filter in air conditioner often.
- When shopping at grocery store, use recyclable bags.
- Volunteer to help clean up your local park
- Teach kids how to grow plants and herbs
- Build a birdhouse in your backyard
By implementing these suggestions, you are teaching your kids energy conservation; recycling; increasing plant and tree growth; respect nature; save water; reduce toxins in the air; keep the environment clean; planting trees and flowers to increase oxygen; reduce air pollution; and love and respect all animals who inhabit the earth.
Imagine if everyone took the time to implement just one of these suggestions, we would truly be able to save what little we have left, and preserve this precious earth for our kids and generations to come. Teaching your kids the importance of Earth Day has become necessary to the future of our planet.
Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future.
Earth Day 2010 can be a turning point to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. Earth Day Network is galvanizing millions who make personal commitments to sustainability. Earth Day 2010 is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together and create a global green economy. More than one billion people in 190 countries that are taking action for Earth Day.
Save Mother Earth
We pray to the earth
as mother earth
but it has been exploited
by mixing poisonous
fertilizers in land
which is affecting our
injuring our health
we have a tradition
of honoring rivers
the pouring so much
industrial waste, garbage
into river is not the
way to worship
the entire universe
and our body are
made up of five elements
air, water, fire, earth and other.
these elements provides
us all our needs
and it depends upon
our understanding and
use of them
to honour respect
and take utmost care
this will be the greatest
0ffering to god
and the mother earth.
Love for Nature (Poem)
Fall in tune with nature
Wilderness gentle pace
That teaches to wait
For nature surprises
Once you are in
Nature gifts lie
Waiting to be
Explored all around you
There is no itinerary of
Highlights for you to tick off
Only soothing moments
For soul searching
Journey to nature
Is not a holiday
But rather a journey
Preserving culture (poem)
The great land of India
abounds in spiritual wealth
has survived the ravages of time
and changing environment
the symbolism of Hindu goods
helps one find out
the deeper meaning
Of these divine forms
generation has lost
the knowledge of
what is needed is
to preserve one’s own
GIRLS the gift of God (Poem)
Girls are wonderful
Gift of god
They are the best
Creation of god
They are caring
Backbone of the family
They are the best
Symbol of womanhood
Like sister, mother,
Daughter, wife and
The builder of the
Family and nation.
Women’s Day Special (Poem)
Celebrate you are a woman
Oh women day
the new founded
wings of today’s
understands the woes
it is the women
who takes a stand
Either it may be
exploitation or abuse
we celebrate this day
for every step taken
towards woman upliftment
it is time to switch
focus onto rural women
guide them educate them
women are an integral
part of the society
our aim should be
to promote them
the are mothers,
and playing important roles
there should be
no gender discrimination
I am proud to be
but the feeling
until all women
gets the respect they deserve
they are care and affection
God’s best creation
International women’s day
Celebrates womanhood and
acknowledge the economic
political and social achievements
Of women in the world.
UNETHICAL FOOD MARKETING TO CHILDREN
Childen are the future of a nation. Aiming advertisement/commercials of unhealthy foods directed at children while watching television or looking in magazines or newspapers. Grocery stores also put candy and gum at the checkout stand so children will see and beg mom/dad to buy it for them. Some schools allow vending machines so children can buy snacks and soft drinks. I there are often reports that in our schools too poor quality of food are supplied to the children under Mid day meals schemes which also counts to unethical food marketing to children. Gone were those days when only few brands were in field, now it’s a competition between many brands and they see it in a way just to increase their market control over food industry, and nothing beyond that. Taking advantage of the innocence of children they show their rubbish products many times healthier than natural ones. Influenced by the lubricated ads the parents are cripped by the child’s beg and cry. Many marketing managers use misleading advertising, deceptive promotions, false labeling, small print, hidden charges, marketing kids, gouging, and other mean methods to sell the consumer. It is working-there is over- consumption and great waste in one half of the world and most of us want more. There is also more social stress. The high intensity and shrewdness of marketing has influenced our society in the wrong way and is shaping the lives of the next generation. Is anybody complaining?
There seems to be a negative trend in the retailer-consumer relationship. It is the deterioration in the ethic of the seller and acceptance of this dishonesty by the consumer. It is creeping its way through a number of retail sectors like a virus. It can be the lessening of products usefulness, safety, or general worth so it can be sold at a better profit. It can also be the increase of marketing deception to sell more product at a better price. As an example, if an unethical food manufacturer is allowed to add or increase an unhealthy ingredient in a product to increase profit the ethical corporations will be pressurized to do the same to keep market share.
Three corporations sell the same product. Corp A cuts cost and increases profit margin in a way that also increases the health hazard or decreases its true worth in some other way. The result might even be more appealing as tastier in the case of food, or prettier in appearance. Corp B and Corp C watch their market share begin to shrink but soon both follow suit. In fact Corp C takes it a bit further and cuts costs more in the same way, at the same time increasing the hazard or decreasing the value slightly once again. The competitive cycle goes around again and a new standard creeps its way throughout that industry. Communications marketing comes to mind with this routine. How does it stop ? It would require that all parties simultaneously realize that profit is not as important as the welfare and goodwill of the consumer. More and more corporations, including some large retail chains, are using trickery and dishonesty in marketing. Misleading advertisements, deceptive displays and labeling, and other sly tactics are too common. Beating the competitor and the consumer, preferably within the limits of the law, seems to be a retail marketing trend. There are many ways: Store displays that attempt to sell items that appear to be on sale but aren’t. Switch and bait selling. Marketing to kids. The use of shock to increase ratings and sales. Encouraging credit, gouging those that can’t afford exorbitant charges when interest rates are at 45 year lows. Then there is the small print, hidden charges, planned over-consumption, self awarded awards, junk mail, telemarketing, loud repetitive commercials, loyalty card propaganda. It does not help a great deal to complain to these corporations as the processes are deeply rooted. They are in competition to increase profits and extracting a few extra dollars from the consumer by using deceptive practices is an easy way. ‘We aren’t breaking any laws’ or ‘we strictly conform to guidelines set out by our association’, are typical responses. Working within the law or self styled guidelines is not good enough, retailers must use strategies that are morally good. An old retailing axiom used to be ‘the customer is always right’. From what I have perceived over recent years, ’the customer is always ripe for picking’ would be more appropriate. And we must complain everyone who listen , or we will be unable to blame anyone when all truth is gone from the marketplace.
Unethical food marketing refers to how corporations advertise or package or create their products in a manner that is enticing to children. For example, Sunny delight soft drink changed its name to “Sunny D” in order to seem “cool” to the younger set. They began showing commercial advertisements that displayed children and young teens coming in the house with skateboards and raving over the fact that Sunny D was in the refrigerator. Breakfast cereal makers are another group that is highly guilty of ploys created to get the children to urge their parents to buy a certain brand. They put appealing cartoon characters on the boxes and put toys or games inside to entice kids. Sometimes the children do not even want to cereal but are more attracted to the toy inside. You need only watch TV for a couple hours (particularly when there are cartoons on or during viewing times when children are watching) to find other examples of shameless marketing to children. Tactics are used to make entice children, make them feel “ less than cool” if they do not get a certain would be fascinated by Companies also gain the rights to use movie characters or super heros on their packaging in order to attract kids. We’d all like our kids to develop into responsible people. How can we help to ensure that our kids learn the lessons of responsibility? Here are some ideas : Start them with tasks when they’re young. Young kids have a strong desire to help out, even as young as age 2. They can do a lot more than you think if you’re patient and creative. This helps build confidence and enthusiasm for later tasks in their life. Don’t use rewards with your kids. If you want your kids to develop an intrinsic sense of responsibility, they need to learn “ big picture “ value of the things they do. They won’t learn that if they’re focused on what they’re going to “get”. Use natural consequences when they make mistakes. If they keep losing their baseball glove somewhere, let them deal with the consequences. May be they have to ask to borrow one for the game. May be they have to buy a new one if it’s lost. If you rescue them every time they screw up, they’ll never learn responsibility. Let them know when you see them being responsible. Specifically point out what you like about their behavior. This will make it more likely to continue to happen. Talk often about responsibility with your kids. Make responsibility a family value, let them know it’s important. Model responsible behavior for your kids. This is where they’ll learn it from. Take care of your stuff. Try to be on time. They’re watching you very closely. Give them an allowance early in their life. Let them make their own money decisions from an early age. They’ll learn lessons in a hurry. Don’t bail them out if they run out of money. Have a strong, unfailing belief that your kids are responsible. They’ll pick up on this belief and they’ll tend to rise to the level of expectation. And keep believing this even when they mess up ! It is also the duty and responsibility of the govt. to have a strict control over advertisement and sale of such unethical food marketing to children. Effective market competition requires tight regulation. More stringent measures have been taken in the other parts of the of the world. The government of Sweden and Norway prohibit television advertising directly targeting children under the age of 12. Greece bans the hours of 7a.m. and 10p.m. Quebec restricts all television adverting directed at children under age of 13. Such steps should also be taken by our govt. to protect the children and more research should also be done on these unethical marketing towards children to bring the impact of advertising on children with recommendations to make them aware of these unethical practices prevailing in the society. It is the duty of the parents , teachers and the school to inculcate good and healthy eating habits in the children and make aware them of the misleading advertisements to make them more responsible and a good citizen of the country. Consumerism and materialism are short sighted, inhuman and unwise values to base a culture on and will not help us solve global issues such over population, violent conflict, disease, malnutrition and global warming.
Essay on Youth Migration
Migration is an old term. It started with the development of human civilization. Migration has affected families, community and country. One major reason of migration is poverty, over population and lack of basic needs. People like to migrate to those countries which are rich and wealthy. Due to less population and to attract skilled worker many countries like Canada, New Zealand, Australia and European Countries has opened the door for migration. Lack of education/higher education many people especially youths want to complete their studies in western countries for good lively hood and looking for better career prospectus many youth are migrating to other countries of their choice which is the one of the major reason of migration today. The migration has affected the families because their youths are migrated to foreign countries only old relatives are left behind in their origin countries and other people and children’s are left behind without any major attendant to look after them in their old age. This is a critical state of affair in our country India. Migration create not only problem to the sending countries but to the receiving countries it create unemployment, over-population and the problem of illegal immigrants in their country. This, illegal immigration has also caused the problems of terrorism in the countries as the terrorist enter the countries illegally and causes threat to life, peace and prosperity to the country. That is why many western countries like USA, UK, Canada & Australia has mad stringent laws to curb the problem of illegal immigrants. Some countries like Canada, UK and also join hands with India and other countries to keep check on the entry of illegal immigrants. I will like to mention the immigration problem with reference to India & my State Punjab. The migrant’s problem is not an international problem but also a national problem is many countries.
India is a big country. It has several states. Some are poor and some are rich. Take the example of Punjab state which is a rich and prosperous state in India. It is bumper food production state. The people specially the punjabi youths are migrating to western countries for studies and better livelihood. Due to an agricultural state, there is always shortage of labour. So the demand of laborers, farm workers are filled by the people of other states like Bihar, UP , West Bengal etc. These labors stays in Punjab and adjoining areas since a long time and now they have become a permanent citizen of Punjab and have even voting rights. It is because without the support of these people food production in the state will suffer. The laborers of other states are playing a major role in the food production and industrial growth of Punjab and have a big share in the development of economy of Punjab state. This migration has disadvantages also because these laborer from the other states use drugs, tobacco products which has a bad effect on the youth of Punjab and ruined them which also has a bad impact on peoples, children’s and their health . This migration also causes over population and migrates the wealth of Punjab to other states because during the peak season of crop harvesting thousands of people from neighboring states migrate to Punjab state for their livelihood and better wages and few returns to their states after the harvesting season of Rabi/ Kharif every year. Such displacement causes to the laborers as well as to their families and also to the receiving state Punjab which is over burdened with the increase in population. Agriculture and industries cannot develop in a state without the supply of manpower. The craze to become rich and prosperous has also aggravated the migration in many countries. In India, youths are also falling prey of dream dollars. They want to immigrate at any cost. They sell their property to go abroad for a better life. There dream shatters when they fall prey in the hands of miscreants/ /illegal consultants who take away their entire money with the false promises of sending them abroad and they lose everything and lands in jail. This is the worst part of the illegal migration. We read such incidents in newspapers daily. People should be aware of these facts and they should immigrate to the other country by legal means otherwise they will lose everything. Skilled people migrate to the other countries because there is a great demand of skilled professionals in many countries. They migrate to these countries in the hope of better career prospectus. They migrate because their country does not provide those jobs/ career growth according to their skill/expertise. Lack of good opportunities compels them to migrate.
Now I would like to mention the brief introduction about how migration of punjabi’s/ Indians has helped particularly American and Canadian economy to grow in these years and established a well developed culture and ties of friendship in these countries. Its explanation gives insight into how migration happened during British rule in India. What was its effect on these countries for a better understanding of migration from Indian prospective. It also describes how and why migration took place in various circumstances.
Punjabi farmers had begun arriving on the West Coast of Canada and the United States barely a decade earlier. They were full of idealism and wanted to launch a revolutionary movement to liberate India from British rule. The Punjabi immigration to the new world is a saga of legendary deeds full of twists and turns of destiny which are testimony to the Punjabis’ tenacity, enterprise and daring. It all started with the Sikh troops who returned from England to Punjab via Canada after attending Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee celebration in 1899. They brought with them reports of high labour rates in the north American continent and stories of the vast expanse of agriculture land in California. The lure of better economic prospects drew many adventurous Punjabis away from home. Those who took up the challenge had to pay Rs300-400 as fare for the 12-day steamship journey from Calcutta to Hong Kong and another 18 to 19 days to Canada or the United States. In 1903-1908, 8000 Punjabis, about 85 per cent of them Sikhs and the rest Muslims from the Doaba and Malwa regions of the Punjab, entered Canada. Nearly 3000 crossed over to the United States, with more coming each year. Most other South Asian emigration of that time to other parts of the world was as indentured laborers. These Punjabis, contrary to the general trend of the time, were independent fortune seekers. Within 10 years of their first arrival, they had started leasing large tracts of farming land in California and had developed a reputation as hardworking and dependable employees in the lumber mills and logging camps of British Columbia and California. Around that time, they launched the revolutionary Ghadar movement. It was, in the words of Professor Mark Juesrgensmeyer, “…one of the most bizarre and memorable incidents undertaken by any ethnic community in the United States: the attempt by a group of India’s expatriate nationals to create a revolutionary army, invade India by sea, and liberate her from the clutches of British rule.” Led by a string of brilliant and charismatic leaders, including Har Dayal, Ram Chandra, Moulvi Barkatulla, Baba Sohan Singh and Jawala Singh, to name a few, the Ghadar movement fired up the nascent Punjabi community in North America and spread across Europe and Japan. By May 1915, many ships with men and weapons were dispatched from North America to India. Their plan was to incite Indian soldiers stationed at military cantonments in the Punjab and to start an armed rebellion against the British government. In early 1915, the government got wind of their plans and brutally crushed the movement. Many Ghadar leaders who had entered India were hanged at Lahore jail and the rest received long jail terms handed out by a specially formed tribunal. Thus , ended this high-risk and high-romance adventure by the early Punjabi settlers in North America. A century after the arrival of the early pioneers, more than a million Punjabis and a large number of other Indians and Pakistanis are now settled in North America. The colours, tastes and sounds of Indian and Pakistani immigrant communities in Northern America are still predominantly of Punjabi origin and flavor. They have become a prominent and permanent feature of North American landscape by making a place for themselves in every facet of the socio-economic and political spectrum. Three Punjabis currently hold cabinet portfolios in Canada’s central government and the premier of British Columbia, Ujjal Singh Dosanjh, is a first generation Punjabi who was born in a dusty village in East Punjab. The first South Asian congressman in the United States, Dalip Singh Suand, was also a first generation Punjabi. At the other end of the spectrum are Indian and Pakistani Punjabi taxicab drivers who largely own and operate the cab business in all major metropolitan areas of North America. Many of them will eventually move up the socio-economic ladder by purchasing a gas station or a motel with their savings from a few years of hard labour. All major centres of Punjabis in North America, British Columbia, Calgary, Toronto, California, New York, Chicago and Washington DC metropolitan area, have several well-established outlets for the expression of their love for the Punjabi language and culture. Throughout Canada and in many parts of the United Sates, a large number of Punjabi radio and TV programmes keep the airwaves humming with Punjabi music. Some, like Radio Geet Sangeet (Watsonville, California), a 24-hour satellite Punjabi radio, provide a variety of programmes from religious themes to the latest trends in Bhangra. Others, like the daily Punjabi show hosted by Bali Deol a.k.a. Lady B from Vancouver, are dedicated to the promotion of undiluted love of the Punjabi language and music. There are numerous regular Punjabi publications; among them Indo-Canadian Times, Chardi Kala, Ajit Weekly and Hamdard are the major Punjabi weeklies. The Punjabi language is taught as a subject in at least two major universities, San Jose State University and University of California, Berkeley. Almost all major universities have academic programmes for Southeast Asian religions, cultures and languages. Both MIT and Harvard will soon have special sections for Punjabi books in their libraries. The main Punjabi literary organizations in North America surpass most of their counterparts in East and West Punjab in their zeal to promote the Punjabi language. Punjabi Sahit Sabha and the Punjabi-American Cultural Association in California, Qalman Da Qafila and Chardi Kala in Toronto, Punjab Cultural Society of Chicago and Academy of the Punjab in North America (APNA) in Virginia are among the main hubs of Punjabi literary activities in North America. Through publishing Punjabi books and magazines, producing stage plays and entertainment shows, organizing kavi darbars, seminars, Punjabi conferences and a wide range of other literary activities, they are playing an important role in the development of Punjabi language. While successfully adapting to an alien environment, Punjabis in North America have maintained their language, culture, religion and other aspects of their identity. Like the pioneers of a hundred years ago whose nationalism was far more intense then Indians living in the subcontinent, they have a uniquely strong attachment to their language and culture. Many among them are perhaps more Punjabi then the Punjabis living back home. This example shows how migration affect the life of own community and of others .Migration has its own benefits. Many countries require people to come, live and work for the growth and development of their economy. They give them fair wages and benefits and provide them with better livelihood. Youth should take advantage of such migration policies and prepare accordingly before migration.
Illegal migration has created problem in many countries I will like to give some suggestion to tackle the problems of migration for the benefit of the people migrating to internally or to other countries.
Suggestions for internal migration:
Government should create more jobs and opportunities for youths at local level.
Population growth should be checked.
Ample employment opportunities should be created for local youths.
Industries should be developed.
Youths of rural areas should be given preference in jobs.
Agriculture and small scale industries should be developed in rural areas.
Adequate schools and colleges and institutions of higher education should be established in rural as well as in urban areas.
Quality education should be provided to the children and youths.
Poor people should be given free education. Basic facilities such as food, cloth and housing facilities should be provided in rural as well as urban areas.
Professional course/ on the job training should be provided to youths.
Better health facilities and hospitals should be provided in rural and urban areas.
Awareness many be created in people/youths.
Periodical and Proper census on immigrants can play a lead role to understand the migration problems and to work out development programs in the country.
There are few suggestions for immigration to other country is given below:
Awareness should be created among the people migrating to other countries.
Government should frame strict regulations for immigration.
Passport and visa should not be given without proper verification.
Immigration bureau should be established in each country to keep watch on the immigrants and maintain their full details of migration.
Migration consultant/advisors should be empanelled
Youth should be encouraged to know thoroughly about the country they are migrating.
Countries should frame better immigration policies for the benefit of immigrants.
Immigration frauds should be curbed strictly.
Visitor’s visa rules should be strictly adhered.
Dispensation of information of migration between countries.
To check brain drain adequate opportunities should be provided to these skilled professional by the origin countries.
Institutions of higher education and quality education should be established by the developing and poor countries to check on migrations.
Business and local opportunities should be encouraged.
Better health and hospital facilities should be provided in the country itself.
Seminars and conference should be organized by the private and government sectors to educate people on immigration by the countries.
International Seminars and conferences should be organized to bring out the problems faced by the migration and migrants.
The illegal immigrants are one of the burning problems in many countries of the world. Many people are ruined by this fraud sometimes it is organized by the international criminal and sometimes it is done by individuals. This fraud should be checked strictly. Recently it was in the news that a top university and admitted students from India. Mostly from Andhra Pradesh and the careers of many students who paid huge money for admission has ruined by the fraudulent immigration of the university and the student were kept under surveillance by the authorities to track their movements. This is a shameful incident and should be checked and the universities authorities should be brought booked and justice to be done with the students.
Such incidents should not occur again if necessary precautions are taken by the authorities. I will be giving these suggestions to curb such illegal migrations for the welfare of people:
Visa authorities should be careful and verify the credibility’s of the institution in their country before granting visa.
Student should check the credibility of the university/institution in which they are taking admissions before leaving their country.
They should apply to the accredited universities only.
Countries should make migration laws better and people friendly. They should provide all assistance to the person applying for immigration.
Illegal consultant and illegal educational institutions should be banned immediately.
Seminars, conferences and workshops should be conducted for the benefit of the international students.
Visa process should be simplified and timeframe should be established for each applicants.
Job frauds and illegal advertisements should checked.
The migration of skilled individuals to other nations is referred as the brain drain or the human capital flight. This migration of talented individuals may be due to conflicts, lack of opportunity, or health hazards where they are living.
In India, brain drain is more because educated individuals are emigrating for higher wages and better opportunities. It has been in our consciousness since 30 years and many bright youngsters have emigrated mainly to US from early 1960s onwards including a large fraction of the graduating class at IIT’s in India.
The money the emigrants have sent back home has helped in alleviating poverty in their homes.
It has resulted in less child labor, greater child schooling, more hours worked in self employment and a higher rate of people starting capital intensive enterprises.
The money remittances have also reduced the level and severity of poverty.
Moreover, the money migrants sent back are spent more in investments such as education, health and housing, rather than on food and other goods.
Due to the influence of brain drain, the investment in higher education is lost as the highly educated person leaves India and becomes an asset to other country.
Also, whatever social capital the individual has been a part of is reduced by his or her departure.
With all the college graduates leaving their homelands, it raises the question as to whether their skills are being put to good use in the destination country.
The chances of Brain Waste are possible. In a similar way, there is a shortage of skilled and competent people in India.
A tremendous increase in wages of high-skill labor can be seen now in India.
The emigration has also created innumerous problems in the public sector.
There is a lingering fear of a gradual imbalance in the ethnic diversity, which can lead to the Illegal immigration is defined as the trespassing across the national borders in a way that violates the immigration laws of the concerned country. The most commonly seen pattern of illegal migration is from countries with low socio-economic level to comparatively developed ones. Although there are a myriad of causes behind it, the primary motivation that plays a major role in illegal immigration is the hope for greater economic opportunities and improved quality of life. Crossing the prohibited borders is not the only way in which the process of illegal immigration is carried out. There are times when a person enters a country legally, but violates the terms and conditions of his visa and passport. If he overstays in the destination country, crossing the legally allowed time frame, it equally accounts for illegal immigration. There are various models which purposefully justify the concept of illegal immigration. Is it the man who left the door open or the man who entered the house without permission? This article focuses on the positive and negative aspects behind illegal immigration. There is a lingering fear of a gradual imbalance in the ethnic diversity, which can lead to the dominance of one particular language or culture in the society dominance of one particular language or Develop and implement a process for an in-depth review, evaluation and impact on migration to teach the people and educate them on the various aspects of migration in various countries of the world for the benefits of the students and people migrating abroad. Some of these aspects are:-
Proper census is on migration is required to develop effective solutions to handle this problem.
Develop and implement a process for an in-depth review, evaluation and impact of exchange programs. (intra and interstate exchange, cross-cultural and international)
– survey states/countries
– survey of for-profit and not for profit exchange programs currently available to young people, volunteers and staff
– consolidate and review information
– make recommendations for exchange programs that meet the needs of youth and adults into the 21st century
Develop and implement a process for utilizing exchanges to provide multicultural, cross-cultural, shared learning opportunities.
– Establish a “format” for multi cultural exchanges to strengthen
exchanges with nearby communities, within states, and in the other countries, building stronger multi cultural education experience.
-Design exchange programs that provide scope and sequence, and are developmentally appropriate, and cost effective.
– Provide for sequence of exchanging from hosting to traveling abroad
– Set appropriate age ranges
– Cultural experience before travel
– Intra and interstate exchanges for expanding awareness and perceptions
– Two week study program
– Cultural exchange – short-term (3-5 weeks)
– In-depth exchange – long term 3-6 months,
– Staff and volunteer study tours
Design orientation or experiential programs in United States and in host country for exchanges that includes:
– Research related to country of exchange, culture, language, etc.
– Interviews with returnees or locate another person who has visited or lived in that country
– Culture shock
– Misconceptions and stereotypes
– Development of own country story package and culture kit
– Learning goals for self including school credit
– Provide contacts for program participants while they are in country to help with emotional issues as well as making sure they are getting the maximum from their experience.
– Correspondence via Internet with individuals from host country
-Design complete return and re-entry program that includes:
– De-briefing evaluation — lessons learned, goals met;
– Reverse culture shock and reentry;
– Group presentations — story, photos, culture kit, etc., peers, younger youth, school, state and county extension staff, volunteer leaders, civic
– Application of learning to skill, knowledge and attitude development
Develop a process for exchange participants to keep in touch with other participants as a support group for re-entry and encouragement, help with peers, etc., who don’t understand the exchange experience.
Develop local community partners networking with other youth agencies and civic organizations.
Develop a monitoring system for continuous evaluation to improve program:
– based on Council on Standards for International Educational Travel; standards for exchanges, appropriate for exchange goals and objectives; and
– “ripple effect” impact on individuals, families, communities and country.
Develop training materials on global education curriculum and programs
– awareness seminars
– in-depth in service training for staff and volunteers
– potential audiences
-leader forums, state/regional in service conferences
Plan and conduct regional training sessions
Learn to think globally, act locally.
Create concrete means for youth to be advocates for multi cultural/global education in their
schools and communities.
Become political — study foreign policy, community issues, immigration, etc.
Learn how to challenge discrimination in community, media, and government.
SELF UNDERSTAND IN THE WORLD
Learn about family dynamics- your own and others.
Experience positive multi cultural relationships, at home and in community, nation, and globally.
Develop a greater knowledge of own family, culture, and country as part of global community.
Experience personal growth through experiencing cultures other than their own.
Provide youth an opportunity to develop greater self understanding and growth, self realization
Develop knowledge and enthusiasm about other countries and cultures.
Utilize inter-cultural communication skills.
Develop greater cross-cultural skills — language, understanding, values.
Develop communication skills to communicate with people different from self.
Develop the ability to discuss difficult issues.
Develop ability to disagree and dialogue with people who see things differently.
Develop greater understanding of the need for sharing global/multi cultural experiences.
APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS
Transfer experience into daily living.
Transfer experience into marketable job skills.
Develop skills for global workforce and citizenship.
Develop critical thinking skills – gather, analyze, and use information.
Develop and use technology and skills.
Learn a second language.
Expand geography literacy
These suggestions will be useful to both sending and receiving countries of the world to tackle the migrants problems and overcrowding of some of the countries of the world. Proper guidance and education on migration is the need of the hour.