"100 People” is a world-wide project aimed at ‘statistically and visually bringing the local with the global”.
To achieve this goal the project founders suggest moving in three directions:
- 100 People: A World Portrait
- 10 Global Issues Through Our Lens
- 100 People Under the Sun
first one deals with stories and documentaries provided by children
from all over the world who tell us about people from their
neighbourhood who seem outstanding and unique for them. All the stories
are uploaded to the site of the project www.100People. There are a lot of schools registered and a great number of stories, videos and works of art inspired by the project.
the stories are about ordinary people who live in different corners of
our planet, so reading the stories and watching the videos we have a
unique opportunity not only to get closer to the whole world, but also
to understand that there is much more similar than different between all
of nominations are being collected from around the world and in the end
there will be chosen 100 people who will represent the Earth population
of nearly 7 billion. This is supposed to be a simple model of the world
which will help to simplify understanding processes and phenomena
taking place on our planet.
is the main idea of the project – to create a multi-media travelling
exhibition: the World Portrait which gives everyone a chance to
represent one’s community and to virtually visit a great number of other
communities all over the world.
any doubt, knowing gives understanding as knowing more about people
around us we can understand them better. Once we learn our neighbours’
stories we start to care about them, consequently we start to care about
resourses we share with our neigbours and the planet we inhabit
Issues Through Our Lens” deals with 10 global problems vitally
important to everyone on Earth: water, food, transportation, health,
economy, education, energy, shelter, war and waste. These are areas of
critical global concern that affect us all and the goal is to create
media that illustrates each of these topics.
the issues are of great importance still there is one that turned out
to be a separate area of the project called "100 People Under the Sun”
which deals with the problem of energy. The 100 People Foundation is
creating a global profile of the ways that people and communities around
the world use energy. The focus of this profile centers on one of the
oldest—and yet one of the most innovative—sources of energy we know: the
sun. Some people have already begun considering other sources of energy
to power our planet, they are inventing new uses for sunlight, creating
a future for our planet that is independent of fossil fuel. The stories
about them are also presented in the project gallery.
People” is a global educational toolbox with great educational impact.
Teachers from schools on every continent can use the media to enrich
their lesson plans and engage students in learning about the world
population — starting with their neighborhood. Teachers around the world
have been using the statistics for years to start a dialogue not just
about where people come from in the world, but also about the challenges
they face. If the world were 100 people, how many would have clean
water to drink? How many would be undernourished? How few of us would
have the privilege of owning a computer?
statistics are powerful learning tools which help students develop an
equalizing and expansive framework for seeing the people they share the
planet's resources with and for activating their role as global
are happy to be a part of the project being the only school in Russia
officially accepted in it. This year we are working with statistics, we
inspire our students to take an active part in creating our community
portrait, we use the ready-made lesson plans that teach us how to make
successful presentations. The other two areas are also challenging and
inspiring and maybe we will turn our attention to them one day.