DemocracyEducation and Evolution
Our new series
We start our new series with the establishment of an Institute for DemocracyEducation, with contents and offers especially for young people - in their direct participation as well as by the further education 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 14 to 19 the opportunity to become a children’s / human rights mentor. The training is completed with two practical assignments.
What happens there?
We learn a lot about what children's and human rights really are, how long they have existed, why they make distinctions between children's rights and human rights, and how these rights are implemented in Germany and around the world. Then we take a closer look at individual rights that are particularly close to our hearts. Then you are asked what you think about these rights. Following you develop, with our help, reports and pictures to your selected favourite rights. In addition, we practice together how you can present these rights in front of a group.
What is a children’s / human rights mentor?
Children’s / Human Rights Mentors share their knowledge of these rights with others so that they too can learn more about these topics.
What is a practical assignment?
You practice yourself as a mentor. For this we organize small lectures together with you - in your school or your youth club or where you would like to go. There you share your knowledge about the children’s and human rights in your age group (max. 25 minutes). You can talk about children’s / human rights in general or you can select individual rights. You are not alone. We help you with the preparation and accompany you to the lecture.
What do I have to bring to the workshop?
Can I get something in writing?
If you participated in the workshop and carried out two practical assignments, you will receive a certificate from us. This confirms that you have a special education. You can add it to your application for a job and it can be useful if you want to continue your social engagement.
We offer many possibilities to you if you want to continue working with us: First, we will introduce you to our network for young children’s / human mentors and request you for further lectures. We also provide your social engagement and projects. And, about further possibilities we will inform you in the running process.