DemocracyEducation and Evolution
Our new series
We start our new series with various projects for DemocracyEducation especially for young people. In this process we strive to strengthen the existing commitment of teachers and pedagogues.
The DemocracyEducation takes place through a competence training in the area of the children's and human rights. Creating access to active participation for young people takes place through peer-to-peer educational programs, as well as through art, creative expression and social commitment.
Education for democracy is a central task for schools and youth education - democracy and democratic action can and must be learned. Children and adolescents should experience the advantages, benefits and opportunities of democracy at an early age and recognize that basic democratic values such as freedom, justice, solidarity and tolerance must never be disputed - even in times of profound social change.
(Excerpt: Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, 6 March 2009)
YOUTHS FOR YOUTHS
Training for Children’s & Human rights mentors
Workshops for young people
FUTURE VOICE offers young people between the age of 12 to 27 the opportunity to become a Children’s /Human rights mentor. The training is completed with a practical assignment.
What happens there?
We learn a lot about what children's and human rights are, how long they are existing, why we make differences between children's rights and human rights, how these rights are implemented in Germany and around the world, and about their significance for democracy.
Then you are asked: Which rights are particularly important to you and why? What do you think about these rights, why do you want to fight for them? Following you develop with our help texts / pictures and small lectures to your selected rights. We also practice together, how to present these rights to a group.
Our workshops are limited to 8 participants, so that there is enough time and attention for everyone. And we work in different age groups so you can work with peers with similar interests.
What is a Children’s /Human rights mentor? What is a practical assignment? What do I have to bring to the workshop? These and further questions will be answered in our flyer | Here for download
Current workshop | Start: 13 April, 2019
In our current workshop, for the age group 12 to 14 years, we train eight young girls with a refugee background to become young children's rights mentors.
The workshop runs in Cooperation with:
The girls are part of the project "We are all WIB". The aim of the project is to encourage and enable young refugees in the area of Berlin-Wedding to participate in projects and even carry out projects by themselves. They are supervised by qualified WIB Lots*innen.
The workshop is funded by:
Aktionsfonds, Demokratie in der Mitte
CREATIVE AGAINST RACISM AND FOR DIVERSITY
The voice of the younger generation
For the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2019, we initiated a school-wide competition at the Wilhelm Hauff Primary School. All students of the school were encouraged, with the support of their teachers, to amplify their voices on racism, prejudice and diversity, respect and tolerance in texts, images and photos.
The competition was framed by further educational offers, action days and the visit of recognized speakers on the topic from NARUD e.V.. You will find all submitted works presented in a special edition of the school newspaper.
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
21 March, 2019 | 2 to 4 pm
Wilhelm-Hauff-Grundschule, Gotenburger Straße 8, 13359 Berlin
Award ceremony of the winning submissions to the competition, publication of a special edition of the school newspaper, a reading of selected texts, an exhibition and interactive action and book stands on the topic.
Special edition to the school competition