The opening ceremony of the International Summer School started at 9:40 am at the 5th floor of Pascasarjana building, Gadjah Mada University.
The summer school is a joint initiative of the University for Humanistic and Hivos as partners of the Dutch Humanist Alliance together with the Center for Religious & Cross-Cultural Studies (CRCS) and the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS) in Bangalore, India. It is also in cooperation with the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) in Kampala, Uganda.
During the first day, the participants and lecturers were happy to meet each other doing some interesting activities. They enjoyed interpreting pictures related to Human Rights, Human Development and Pluralism as it is the main theme of the program.
There are 18 students participating in the said program who come from different backgrounds. There are four students from Holland, four from Uganda, four from India and six from Indonesia.
CRCS, as host, prepared all things in running the summer school which concludes on August 7, 2009. The lecturers and participants expressed their gratitude to CRCS for preparing and providing them all the needed materials for the said program. (JMI)