" Think globally... Act locally "                 
Translated by Anaïs Michaudhttps://sites.google.com/a/clubunesco-larochelle.fr/club-unesco-la-rochelle/actus/qui-sommes-nous/notre-projet
In response to the challenges that humankind must face for future generations, the members of the Club for UNESCO of La Rochelle wish to promote intercultural exchanges and devote itself to intercultural education with the learning of “living better together”, by favoring eco-citizen and solidarity actions, for sustainable development, social cohesion at local and international level, with those who share the same values and ideals written in the Constitution of UNESCO. 

Le message de l'UNESCO

"Since wars begin in the minds of men...

It is in the minds of men
 that defences of peace
must be constructed."
                          Constitution of UNESCO           


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For a better cohesion aiming to the learning of knowledge, the Club for UNESCO of La Rochelle is based on intercultural education. In order to create a coherent dynamic and a heterogeneous unity, the Club rests on solidarity and tolerant values.

"Intercultural education is a Learning that is based on a strong and simple principle:
The Other is both similiar and different from me." 
                                                                                                                                                                          Martine Abdallah Pretceille

       The objectives of the Club for UNESCO of La Rochelle :
  • Answer to the growing needs of any person regarding action and training (science, art, sport, culture, travel)
  • Provide spaces for dialogue and creation (newspaper, exhibitions, colloquium, travels)
  • Contribute to the use of: Technology of information and Communication
  • Develop actions within the city and its districts with partners sharing common values.

Each learning process is a journey and a melting pot" 

                                                                                                                             Michel Serres, le Tiers Instruit, 1991, Paris


  The approach of the UNESCO Club of La Rochelle will constantly focus on the openness to others, the partnership, the mixing of skills and the use of complementarities to create.  

The actions of the Club for UNESCO of La Rochelle are managed within the framework of the Millennium Goals that the countries have assigned to themselves by the States and more specifically two of them, namely: 

  • To ensure quality education for all.
  • To take part in the creation of an international partnership for sustainable development. 

Moreover, the United Nations has declared 2010 the International Year. The goal is the Rapprochement of Cultures requiring the greatest number of players at local, national, and international level.


Native American Legend: Hummingbird

One day, a long time ago and in a faraway place, or so the legend goes, there was a huge forest fire that was raging the countryside.
All the animals were terrified, running around in circles, screaming, crying and helplessly watching the impending disaster.
But there in the middle of the flames, above the cowering animals, was a tiny hummingbird busy flying from a small pond to the fire, each time fetching a few drops with its beak to throw on the flames. And then again. And then again. 
After a while, an old grouchy armadillo, annoyed by this ridiculous useless agitation on the part of the hummingbird, cried out:
« Tiny bird! Don’t be a fool. It is not with those miniscule drops of water one after the other that you are going to put out the fire and save us all! » 

To which the hummingbird replied:
                                                                 « Could be, but I'm going to do my bit. »