Courage to Care offers personal and professional development programs specifically tailored for university, college and TAFE students.
This leadership-centred program encourages participants to critically reflect on their perceptions of discrimination and the influence of behaviours. Using Holocaust survivor stories as real world examples of the positive impact small acts of bravery have made on a person’s life, participants are empowered to take positive action against discrimination in all forms.
The two-hour program includes:
- An introductory presentation, explaining how discrimination became socially acceptable during WWII, and the contrasting acts of defiance in the face of such discrimination.
- Holocaust survivors, ‘living historians’, share their experiences with participants, emphasising the story of their rescue and of the support provided by others – the support which enabled them to survive.
- A discussion, in which a trained workshop leader positions the content in a specific contemporary context. Participants reflect on their personal perceptions of discrimination in their profession, empowering them to become upstanders.
The Courage to Care tertiary program has been developed specifically for the education and community services professions. Our team of educators, however, are constantly developing new programs tailored to specific audiences across NSW and the ACT. If you are interested in this program, please contact Courage to Care on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Courage to Care has developed a program which relates specifically to teachers and educators. It looks at ways in which propaganda was introduced into the education system of Nazi Germany, the forced compliance of the system to the political agenda and the moral choices faced by teachers. A Survivor story and workshop complete the two-hour program.
This program runs annually with all third-year student teachers at the University of Notre Dame. We also run the program at professional development days for teachers at schools in Sydney and during our exhibitions, offer workshops to teachers.