Artemisszió has been working in Hungary for the last 18 years in order to develop intercultural competences so that people of diverse cultural backgrounds are able to live next to one another more peacefully and smoothly. 18 years is a long time, therefore in the framework of a big celebration we offered a number of varied intercultural programmes between September 19 and 23.
In the framework of the event we invited 20 teachers and experts in the field of education to learn about the Tree of life method. We use it with children in our Pearls project (https://www.pearls-erasmus.eu/project.html) in order to help their carrier choice. Our aim in the birthday event was to introduce Pearls project and the method to teachers from different schools and to offer them a possibility to live the experience. We also encouraged them to use and adapt the method in their work.
Tree of life
The Tree of Life is a hopeful and inspiring approach to working with children, young people and adults who have experienced hard times. This approach enables people to speak about their lives in ways that make them stronger. It involves people drawing their own ‘tree of life’ in which they get to speak of their ‘roots’ (where they come from), their skills and knowledges, their hopes and dreams, as well as the special people in their lives. The participants then join their trees into a ‘forest of life’ and, in groups, discuss some of the ‘storms’ that affect their lives and ways that they respond to these storms, protect themselves, and each other.
(learn more about the method: http://dulwichcentre.com.au/the-tree-of-life/)