Friendship week was created to appreciate existing friendships and to pave ways for new friendships. This week emphasizes the essence of friendship, love, care and empathy while creating a discourse on anti-bullying and hate.
World is a melting pot of various cultures, regions, religions and diversity. As the boundaries are thinning, we need a renewed focus on friendship to help kids to harness the good qualities to help them make better empathetic leaders of tomorrow.
Friendship Week is celebrated in the 2nd week of November. In 2022, it will be celebrated from Nov 8-Nov14.
Friendship week will be celebrated across various participating educational institutes. Check with your school if they have signed up or point them to Friendshipweek.org to participate.
Friendship Week is created for primary school students.
Friendship Week is conducted using the help of students, teachers and parents. You could find the activities at: https://friendshipweek.org/activity
Pragna Lal visited the “March for our Lives”, an event held in Boston to end gun violence in the USA after which she showed curiosity to her parents over the event and suggested to help. She went into a long conversation with her parents on how to address the problem of depression and loneliness in kids. With small support, she along with her family launched the Friendship Week, an online-only event in 2018. The aim was to get ten families to do some activities with their kids and discuss the importance of friendship. After the event, many advocacy groups approached her for partnering to spread the word around the globe. The event was joined by over 200 families from Australia, India, Israel, US, Canada, and Mexico. This helped Pragna to realize her dream and she decided to expand this event to a global scale. This year, she was targeting to reach over 10,000 families to celebrate Friendship week in the second week of November. She has already had commitment from 100 schools and few organizations to spread FriendshipWeek to more than 100,000 participants.
International Friendship Week is created to provide an opportunity for the world to stop and re-assess its friendship index. Friendship Week is created on a simple idea, Friendship is a superpower that we all have. Friendship Week is created to help bring that super power out and show the world the true meaning of friendship. The week is aimed to not only celebrate friendships but to pave ways for new friendships with the help of friendship ambassadors around the world. It encourages feelings of love, care, empathy, and friendship while creating a discourse on anti-bullying and depression. The friendship week will be celebrated around the world by ambassadors, partners, schools and organizations who want to spread the message of I’m your friend” to their communities.