August 14, 2018

Local engagement & Understanding Stereotypes

“It seems impossible for humans not to stereotype, but it is surely possible to see past them,” shared by Jaelyn is a Learning Sentence that encapsulates the day.

The day began with a breakfast workshop on stereotyping before the participants headed out to meet different families connected to the SOS Family Strengthening Program (FSP). For lunch, we were invited in small groups into some of the SOS Children Village homes, having eye-level interactions whilst sharing delicious Tanzanian food.

The late afternoon was filled with activities between YGP participants and local youth.

Robert – “Never come to a belief or decision before confirming what was stereotyped.”

Olga – “Steroetyping is essential for human consciousness but because it is always incomplete in cases of misuse it can cause prejudice and discrimination.”