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There Is No They, Only Us!

Mar 30, 2022
hands, diversity, friendship - Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

Course: Building a New System of Global Governance (2021)
Faculty Mentor: Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing
Student: Farrah Farkhondeh Marasco

In  the course Building a New System of Global Governance, I learned not to be fearful but to look for solutions to issues; in the context of this class, solutions to global issues. We were reminded about how the United Nations was formed, how the European Coal and Steel Community was formed, and how the United States of America came into being. We have created new forms of governance in the past, so we can do it now. We need to spread these ideas about building global governance. Hopelessness and helplessness must be replaced with hopefulness and trust, now more than ever.

I was inspired by the course to offer a workshop called “Re-Imagining Community Building 2022 — There is no they, only us!” This workshop was presented via Zoom through the Surrey Interfaith Council.

Community building begins with individuals and expands all the way to our leaders. The workshop stressed the importance of choosing trustworthy, high-minded leaders to serve us.

The course has also helped me to articulate better the importance of the oneness of humanity and building a global community. The video recording of the workshop is provided below.



Farrah Farkhondeh Marasco (Surrey, B.C., Canada)

I have worked in the field of education for the past 35 years. After teaching lower primary at Cornerstone Montessori School in Surrey, I founded and opened Brilliant Star Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten in three locations. The schools’ curriculum was inspired by the Principles of Character Development. At present, I am sharing my experiences and knowledge to facilitate workshops that aim to empower participants to foster meaningful and lasting character development in themselves and others. I have earned an Associate Degree in Montessori Studies and Early Childhood Education from Western Montessori Teachers’ College in British Columbia, plus, a Bachelor of Science in Social Work.

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