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We are Colored Glasses - a network of over 200 young volunteers in Germany who are actively working for a diverse and discrimination-free society. How do we do that? We offer free workshops for school classes and youth groups on topics such as discrimination, prejudice and stereotyping, or migration. In this way, we strengthen peaceful cohesion in our society and counter xenophobia, hatred and intolerance.
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 Colored Glasses –  Learning tolerance actively
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 Colored Glasses –  Learning tolerance actively
 Colored Glasses –  Learning tolerance actively
 Colored Glasses –  Learning tolerance actively

About this project

Funding period 4/21/21 11:55 AM - 5/19/21 12:00 PM
Realisation December 2021
Start level 10,000 €

With 10,000 euros we can conduct free tolerance workshops for about 1,650 students!

Category Education
City Hamburg

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What is this project all about?

Colored Glasses is a proposition by and for young people that promotes more tolerance and peaceful coexistence in everyday life. Colored Glasses offers workshops at schools or other institutions for teenagers and young adults, which e.g. explain different treatment/discrimination, prejudices and cultural differences in an experience-based and simple way and make them tangible with a lot of fun. The workshops are free of charge. To keep it that way, we need your donation!

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

Our target group is children and young people between the ages of 10 and 20. We aim to reach as many young people as possible with our offer to prevent prejudice, stereotyping and racism. We offer our workshops free of charge so that as many people as possible can take advantage of the offer. We also intend to further expand and strengthen our network of volunteers.

Would you like to set an example for a tolerant and discrimination-sensitive world? Then we are looking forward to your support!

Why would you support this project?

Do you also have the dream of a diverse and discrimination-free world? With your donation you support the commitment of a large group of very active volunteers who want to make their contribution to a more peaceful society with the workshops. Colored Glasses is not a flash in the pan: the programme has been running for 20 years and 1900 workshops have been conducted since 2001, in which 24,500 children and young people have taken part. Help to ensure that this offer continues to exist and that the number of workshops continues to grow!

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?

If the funding is successful, we want to make our offer accessible to even more young people and offer free workshops for about 1,650 students from all over Germany. Every workshop promotes tolerance in our present and future society! Your support is needed for
- Materials and material costs of the workshops
- Travel costs for the volunteer team members
- Education and training of new volunteers for the implementation of high-quality workshops.
- Equipment for digital workshops, so that this offer can also continue in times of pandemic.
- Personnel costs for a full-time pedagogical specialist
Attention: We can only issue donation receipts for free donations - not if you book appreciation gifts.

Who are the people behind the project?

Colored Glasses is an educational programme of the German Youth For Understanding Komitee e.V. (YFU ). YFU is an association that organizes and implements youth exchange programmes in over 40 countries.
Colored Glasses is organized by a volunteer board team (Sara, Miguel, Yvonne, Lena, Marius, Svenja and Sophie), 20 regional coordinators who organize the workshops, and 200 active team members who run the workshops. Anne supports the team as the full-time staff member from the YFU office in Hamburg.

Among other things, we won the 2018 Thuringian Democracy Award (Thüringer Demokratiepreis), the 2019 Alliance for Democracy and Tolerance Award (Bündnis für Demokratie und Toleranz) and achieved 3rd place in the 2020 Unity Award (Einheitspreis). We work together with Respect Coaches, the Mercator Foundation, Teach First and the Joachim Herz Foundation.

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startsocial scholar 2020/21

startsocial is a nationwide competition to promote voluntary social commitment. Under the motto "Help for Helpers," startsocial awards consulting grants to social initiatives.

bfdt: Bündnis für Demokratie und Toleranz

Award-winning project Active for Democracy and Tolerance 2019

einheitspreis 2020

The Unity Award is a citizens' prize awarded in the special year 2020 for solidarity-based action in East and West.

Colored Glasses – Learning tolerance actively

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