This is the first in a series of workshops being organized to familiarize young people with human rights and the topic of hate speech. The participants of the workshop were 10th grade students aged between 15 and 16 years of age.
After a brief introduction about the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) and the European Voluntary Service (EVS) our volunteers encouraged the pupils to share what they know about human rights.
Our volunteers showed a multimedia presentation to discuss the topic and to explain the history of human rights from a legal standpoint as well as complex aspects of this subject matter.
The final part of the workshop consisted of the pupils taking part in a group activity to test the knowledge and understanding of their classmates. Each group was given a human right to act out without using words, and the others had to correctly guess which right this was. Following each group’s representation of a certain right a short video was played to summarise this specific right/freedom.
The workshop was a real success – and our volunteers are looking forward to the continuation of this project! Over the next two weeks more workshops will be taking place, with two more of these planned for the same group of young people. The aim of the upcoming meetings is to engage with youngsters on the theme of hate speech and the work of EFHR in this field.
This is not the first time that EFHR and Adam Mickiewicz Gymnasium have cooperated. You can read about past collaborative projects here.