Research demonstrates clearly that discrimination is common in Polish schools. The pandemic has exacerbated fears and prejudice in relationships with others. Teachers under the strain of having two or three jobs and responsibility for safety of children, and who experience burnout quickly due to various factors, need support in their educational work, which is combating discrimination and vulnerability and forming approaches of openness and empathy.
The idea of the online Antidiscrimination Drama Academy is to introduce an effective and tested drama method used for teaching how to react to discrimination and violation of human rights among young people, and networking and providing support for teachers and educators who work in this area in Poland.
The project will comprise four online live e-learning courses for 160 people on the subject of using the drama method with respect to human rights and how to react to violation of human rights among children and young people. In addition, there will be two supervisory meetings for those attendees interested in the online course. The project envisages a public campaign to educate on how to react to discrimination using the drama method. An e-book will be created containing scripts for classes that have been tested on various groups of children and young people in the course of the project. A conference will be held for approximately 100 people at the end of the project.