The Partnership with Africa Foundation (SPA e.V.) will discuss those questions and others with young people aged 13 to 18 years. With the help of project funding by the Federal Agency for Civic Education, SPA e.V. develops exemplary models of mediation that will allow addressing the topic of the genocide among young people. Therefore current and modern ways are needed to sensitize young people equally with stronger and weaker educational background in schools and youth clubs. One main aim of the project is to sensitize about the importance of historical events and their impact on the young people’s own environment.
Students and young people outside school life will work for one week on the first genocide of the German Empire in the 20th century. Teachers and educators in non-formal contexts accompany the development process of various mediation models for the target groups.
The declared goal of the project is to engage the young people by using their current situation as a starting point for historical learning instead of assuming any interests and skills that they do not possess.
The project is planned for two years and includes several tests of the developed models of mediation at different types of schools and youth clubs.
Currently we are looking for interested teachers of secondary schools (class 5 to 10) for subjects such as e.g. history, social studies and religion teachers. If you are interested, please contact the responsible project officer Nora Immink (0331 97 92 78-28 or nora.immink(at) german-african-partnership.org).