Courage to Care E-Newsletter, December 2016
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Dear <<First Name>>,

Thanks to you, it’s been another great year at Courage to Care.

Almost ten thousand people attended the exhibition at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, and our Campsie Library exhibition engaged culturally diverse school groups and communities.

Your contributions allowed us to launch a new interactive program delivered on-site at schools across NSW. The Courage to Care in the Classroom project has now been successfully piloted at three schools.

With over 2000 students attending our programs this year, your contributions empower our future leaders to stand up against discrimination.

How your contribution will help in 2017:
  • We can continue to provide successful exhibitions in both Sydney and regional NSW, starting with Albury in June
  • We can expand our teacher training program reaching out to more universities in NSW
  • We can further develop and launch our Classroom Project across NSW schools, increasing our reach
  • We can create an easily transportable exhibition to take to schools, delivering more exhibitions per year
We thank you again for your generous contribution and wish you a happy holiday season.

The team at Courage to Care NSW
Courage to Care is an initiative of B'nai B'rith. We thank them for their ongoing support.
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Albury Exhibition
Albury Library Museum
2 June -  16 July
In this issue
Courage to Care at Campsie
Courage to Care in the Classroom
Queensland Award
Courage to Care in the News

Courage to Care at Campsie

Over four weeks in November, Courage to Care exhibited in Campsie, in south-western Sydney. We were the first exhibition to show at the new Campsie Library which had undergone major renovations throughout the year. The exhibition was attended by approximately 800 school students, as well as English as Second Language (ESL) students, scout and adult groups.

The importance of creating a space where people feel they can share their own experiences of discrimination was particularly evident at Campsie. The ESL students who participated in our program were incredibly engaged and responsive to the program, some even sharing their own experiences of survival. Our last school session included Coptic Egyptian refugee students who also expressed the impact the program had on them.

These sessions exemplified how we can continue to target different age and community groups to further extend the reach of the Courage to Care message.
Courage to Care in the Classroom program at Knox Grammar
 
The Courage to Care office and Education Committee have recently been working hard on the Courage to Care in the Classroom program. The incursion program was piloted in November for Year 5 students at Knox Grammar School. The whole program had three coherent sections and clearly articulated our focus on by-stander action. An introductory presentation was followed by a survivor talk and the workshops, which incorporated new interactive methods.

We received an enthusiastic reception from the students who actively participated in all parts of the program and inspired us to further develop and improve the program. Thanks to the hard work of the team and great support from the school, the program was a huge success and Courage to Care has been invited to visit Knox Grammar again next year. With the support from our donors and volunteers, we will continue to expand the program in 2017.
A special thanks to
Ansvar Insurance


 
On behalf of Courage to Care NSW, we would like to show our thanks and appreciation of the Ansvar Community Education grant awarded to us by Ansvar Insurance. The funds granted to us are helping us develop a more professional and sustainable Courage to Care in the Classroom program.

Ansvar Insurance supports Australian youth programs that make significant difference to the lives of the participants and transform the world for the better. We are honoured to be among the 9 outstanding programs that are benefiting from the funding this year.
Reflections from students at Knox Grammar.
 
We are very pleased to announce that the Courage to Care Queensland Police Service (QPS) program has won an award in the leadership category of the QPS Awards for Excellence.

To combat workplace harassment, Courage to Care partnered with Queensland Police Services to develop a tailored anti-discrimination program. The program has been successfully running for QPS over the past two years under the leadership of Courage to Care's Head of Education, Margaret Hall.
Courage to Care in the News

Survivors with courage to care in anti-bullying exhibition
[Featuring interview with John Gruschka]
Bankstown-Canterbury Torch, November 16, 2016

Holocaust stories told to stir people to stand up against discrimination and bullying
[Featuring interview with Tom Fleming]
Canterbury-Bankstown Express, October 26, 2016

Qld cops given Courage to Care
[Featuring interview with Andrew Havas]
The Australian Jewish News, October 17, 2016
 
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