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"Once Upon a Time" - Fairy tales without prejudice
Start date: 01 Sep 2012,

Fairy tales have great importance in every child s life. These stories give moral basis, distinction between right and wrong. However, these stories teach about inequality between genders and they tend to spread cultural stereotypes (black, Roma, Jewish). These verbal stereotypes are followed by illustrations that support other kind of stereotypes. Libero will host Seminar "Once upon a time-Fairy tales without prejudice" will gather 32 young people from 4 countries to discuss about hidden prejudice and stereotypes that these stories carry. Main aim of this project is to promote cultural diversity and fight against stereotypes.Objectives of this project are:- to analyze fairy tales for main messages they send to children and young people- to discuss prejudice and stereotypes and their impact on society- to raise awareness on importance of stories in shaping young minds- to discuss about fairy tales as way to fight against discrimination and promote equality- to promote cultural diversity and intercultural learning by creating stories aiming to educate youth about equality- to exchange experience between young people about stereotypes they are receiving from childhood and later in education about different minority groups in their countries During 8 days the main working method will be non-formal education. Within programme we will stress out the importance of cultural diversity and mutual understanding. We will work on different aspects that create prejudices and stereotypes, written fairy tales, visualization and theatralization. Participants will have task to choose national stories that they believe spread most prejudices and to present it to others. They will analyze tales and identify main prejudices and stereotypes in order to re-create them. Output of the seminar will be booklet with fairy tales free of prejudices and stereotypes. To include young people with disabilities, follow up of this project will be creation of audio material for blind kids.
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  •   15 655,00
  • Youth\Youth in action (2007-2013)\Youth in the World\Cooperation with neighbouring partner countries
  • Project on ERASMUS Platform

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