We track the conversations that we generate based in forms that measure amount of kids impacted, experience and behavior before and after the workshop, personal stories but also with a close relation with teacher and all humanae multipliers.
To date, approximately 5300 educators, in 37 countries, have used our workshops. In Czech Republic, we trained 43 high-school students to be “multipliers” who later made workshops in 15 schools, reaching 2000 elementary school students. In Spain, we trained more than 500 teaching students, future educators, with our workshops. In Chile, collaborating with Unesco and the government, 1000 schools participated in workshops based on our guide, resulting in 74000 students impacted nationwide.
What educators say
DID YOU NOTICE ANY CHANGE IN YOUR STUDENTS BEHAVIOR?
“If some students still mention the flesh color as such, we remember the activity and classmates review and correct themself and between each other. I learned that diversity can be worked through art and that we are a great tool to build a more tolerant and empathetic school community..”
“After the activity I was able to verify that the students began to apply the reflections that we discussed during the day. For example, they used to relate the term “flesh color” to a certain shade of orange and used to paint portraits and self-portraits with that tone, meaning they were unaware of the multiplicity of the concept of diversity. Now, in their drawings and paintings, they paint the skin of people with different colors, and when colleagues mention they need the “flesh color” pencil, they correct them.”
“The emotional power of the work helped to reach a greater number of students, and thus to start a process of questioning some prejudices and preconceptions that we have as a society.”
“I perceived that the students had very deep reflections in group conversations evaluating the activity, relating the objective, the proposal of the photographer and their personal experience, with their own experiences in which they have seen or felt the discrimination and realized the importance of diversity nowadays. As a teacher, this allowed me to know more about the reality and backgrounds of my students, and also to consider these aspects in my work, to have more appropriate educational proposals for my students.”
“As an educator, I experienced the same process with more elements of analysis as a proposal within the framework of artistic education with a focus on rights, gender and human’s integral development. I was both an apprentice who enjoyed the activity but also shared it with other rural organizations of the region.”
“For the students it was very significant, they were able to recognize themselves in diversity and in worthiness. It was entertaining, different, profound. We discovered different ways to approach diversity in an artistic way.”
“There was a before and after the activity, no doubt! The fact of understanding that there are as many skin colors as there are people, was a wonderful discovery, both for students, teachers and for parents. Taking the real value of DIVERSITY in all contexts was an integral and meaningful learning.”
“Students are surprised about how deep established stereotypes can be in our society and that it is necessary to reflect on them with critical thinking, not only in relation to racial diversity but also to social diversity”
“One of the changes I saw in my students, especially the youngest ones, is that they wanted to stop calling “flesh color” that established tone in pencils, temperas, etc. Since they realized that, it is a tone that does not define them.”
What kids say
QUOTES FROM STUDENTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 10 AND 12 DURING THE WORKSHOP
“When I was little I loved people with very white skin and blonde hair, but now I realize that I’m beautiful just the way I am.”
“In my family I’m the lightest, and some of my cousins tease me about being adopted. I know that they love me. But it still hurts when they do it.”
“Once, my cousin brought her boyfriend to her birthday party, and my grandmo ther told her not to date him just because he was black. I was very sad and disappointed.”
“Skin color is not an I.D.“
“It is important for everyone to see that just because a person has a different color, it doesn’t mean that should be treated badly.”
“I’m 10 years old but I understand what racism is. Everyone has a color. I’m a Frappuccino!”
“I think if the world had people who were less prejudiced and more human, it would be a better place.”