Our project envisions a world, where individuals with different backgrounds living in the same nation act knowingly like representing individuals (citizens), accept each other’s contribution to their common future and have learned to live beside each other by being tolerant and acceptable towards their national, social and ethnic roots.
“Under the Same Sky” is a project aimed at developing a new generation of young minds who have a tolerant, responsible and socially active mindset of a citizen.
The project will take place in schools and youth centers in Tallinn, Estonia, between 3rd of February and 16th of March.
The project will be carried out by young volunteers from different countries, who will be conducting interactive workshops on subjects of cultural understanding, diversity, community development and carry out role-plays, where young minds get to challenge their limits of understanding and learn the importance of compromise by having to represent an individual with a different cultural background and national identity in resolving conflicts of interest. Since volunteers are mostly chosen from countries, where demographics are also an actual national issue, we will be able to carry the project’s impact even further. By creating the conditions for young people to experience real national and cultural dissimilarities, they get the chance to expand their tolerance limits, which otherwise wouldn’t be possible in an environment they’ve been living all along.
1) Give a fresh perspective to young minds about the actual cultural and national dissensions in a modern day and raise their tolerance towards the strange and unlikable.
2) Help young people to become self-driving exemplary members of society who can share their empirical knowledge about ethnical diversity.
3) Suppress the current societal misviews and create the feeling of responsibility towards engagement in societal problems.
4) Expand the impact to other countries worldwide by leaving a similar mark into the hearts and minds of the exchange participants (volunteers).
We believe that transnational exchange of experiences via common training and mutual learning is the most influential in creating a deeper intercultural and interfaith understanding.
The generation of young people that we manage to develop with the project will be able to carry on the right values and mindset to younger generations and thus influence the society even further in the future.
We have many partners who will help in preparing the volunteers with all the necessary skillsets for working with the pupils and to conduct the workshops effectively and seamlesly, but in order to bring those volunteers and fulfill the goals that we’ve set with this project, we need funding to supply the volunteers with accommodation and food.
Our volunteers will be running a blog, where all the activities that are happening during the project will be displayed and where everyone’s stories will be shared.