Font size:  A  A  A 
Sitemap Contact      
Logo Citizens for democracy Logo EEA Grants Logo Stefan Batory Foundation Logo PFDiM
← back to the search

Tolerance in the Making!

Children and youth Completed
Babel Images Foudation, Kraków, Poland
2014-09-01 - 2016-04-30
296 664,88 PLN
266 664,88 PLN
voluntary service, community engagement
Project description
Young people attending education and care centres face a lot of problems resulting from their educationally inefficient families. They have problems at school and experience emotional difficulties, which often result in not being accepted and in not being able to find their place in the local community and at school. Feeling lost in the surrounding reality, low self-esteem and difficulties in communicating with others often lead to depression and marginalizatio.
There are 289 education and care centres in the Małopolskie voivodships - including 72 residential centres – which take care of 1,223 young people, out of which c. 37 per cent are at the age of 14-16. 12,958 young people used services of day-care centres (Main Statistical Office data). The need an opportunity for an equal start. Consultations that were carried out showed that only a small percentage of them undertake activities outside the centre or their school, which makes their socialisation more difficult.
The aim of the project was to enable young pupils from the education and care centres from the Małopolskie voivodships to take part in educational activities outside the centre and school. Encouraging them to take part in art activities, the project aimed also to get them acquainted with intolerance and hate speech on the Internet.
55 girls and 53 boys from education and care centres made videos and photographs depicting intolerance, discrimination and hate speech that they experience. They also undertook activities related to tolerance and hate speech.
29 photographic workshops and 18 workshops on video making were conducted. Young people took part in such cultural events as World press Photo, Photomonth, Film Festival After Hours. They also participated in TV workshops in the Kraków branch of the tv channel TVN. 9 photo exhibitions, 8 video shows and the film gala of the “Tolerance on board!” project were organized.
The project beneficiaries were young people aged 12-19 from 7 centres from the Małopolskie voivodships.
Babel Images Foundation, the project partner, conducted the photography workshops, organized exhibitions and administered the project website. They also helped organize the competition on the best work on tolerance and counteracting hate speech on the Internet, with the aim of appealing to more recipients of the project activities.
We use the grant for capacity building