HEC is excited to launch our Erasmus + project which will be running in 2018!
‘Tafahum’, is an Arabic work which means ‘mutual understanding.’ We take this further to mean, ‘mutual understanding which leads to a change of mind, and change of heart,’ We have chosen this Arabic word to best represent what we feel is close of the hearts of new arrivals to Tower Hamlets – to be heard, and to belong.
The project uses a unique blend of intensive one to one work,
group activities and challenging problem solving and reflection activities, to support structured dialogue between young people and policy makers. Policy-makers and decision-makers will be actively involved in these activities too, including the creative activities which make use of art, film, photography and drama as means of expression, and of empathetic listening. Our staff also use the techniques of Non-Violent Communication (NVC), Forum Theatre and Citizen Journalism, to explore diversity and critically consider best practices around community cohesion. Following this active participation in workshops the YP will lead project meetings to organise a public seminar, roundtable meeting and ‘Question Time’ with decision makers.
This project will closely respond to the question. ‘Who is missing from the decision-making table’? This project aims to bring young people together with policy makers to bring about a re-commitment to co-creating a safe, collaborative, shared community at a time when the global phenomenon of mass migration will have ripple effects on their locality.
The project runs January 2018-2019.
If your school or Youth Organisation is interested in taking part, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.