|Project title||The School of Civil Courage|
|Thematic area||Youth and children issues|
|Name of the organization||Civil Works Association|
|Phone||06 1 708 2373|
|Project manager||Tímár Magdi|
|Project timeframe||August 1st, 2013 - May 31st, 2014|
|Amount of support||9,730 €|
The School of Civil Courage is built on the educational programme called: "What would would you do?”. Our goal is to work with secondary school classes (three metropolitan and three from rural areas) and, in an experimental way, with a group from a kindergarten, to draw their attention to human rights and the importance of social responsibility. We would like to motivate them to act as individuals in their closer and wider enviroment for a righteous society/world and to acquire civil courage. The programme is non-formal: we use drama pedagogy to give the participants an opportunity to think critically about social phenomena, and to provide them with first-hand experience through drama games and situations. At the end of every project phases, we will make short films using the tools of invisible theatre with the teenagers and we’ll create animated short films with the smaller children. With volunteers from the secondary school classes we will conduct participatory action research to get a new point of view about social responsibility education. The results of the research built into the project, the evaluation of the project and suggestions for further development will be collected in a reference book. Both the book and the films will be made available to the public. Thus sharing the experience gained from the project together with the professional evaluation and the development of the methodology could open new directions in the field of social responsibility education.