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Next Stop Diversity

Children and youth Completed
2015-03-02 - 2016-03-31
67 629,09 PLN
60 327,39 PLN
voluntary service, community engagement
Project description
According to The Missing Anti-discrimination Education in the Formal Education System in Poland, a research report published by the Anti-discrimination Education Society in 2011, discriminating behaviour among youth are a derivative of poor education about this subject at school. The knowledge about tolerance, human rights or exclusion is offered in some courses but it does not form an integral package. According to official statistics, including the information available in the Education Commission in Bydgoszcz, schools do not offer an informed anti-discrimination education. Moreover, local NGOs in the Kujawy and Pomerania Province rarely address the subject as well.
The Next Stop Diversity project was designed to develop and mainstream new anti-discrimination education techniques and mobilise a youth group of more than 10 individuals (secondary and college students) to be able to continue with future activities and projects that counteract intolerance and discrimination among youth.
The project has helped 15 members of the local group in Toruń learn to identify and respond to manifestations of discrimination and motivate peers to actively prevent it.
A series of anti-discrimination workshops and a workshop on managing a multi-cultural project were offered to inspire similar projects designed and implemented by the project participants for youth in the Toruń area.
Four new multi-cultural projects were developed. Three anti-discrimination class scenarios were developed along with city game and a 'toolbox' i.e. a resource package with exercises and games which may be useful in youth workshops. A blog was launched and it now contains 15 articles written by project participants.
We use the grant for capacity building