A Community Cohesion Project coordinated in Partnership By Cambridge House, and Young People's project. From workshops on prejudice and discrimination in a London borough to the camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau.
This remarkable film traces the journey by a group of young Londoners as they discover for themselves the brutal lessons that history provides.
Cambridge House Young People's Project recruited young people and staff from projects in Camberwell, Bermondsey and Rotherhithe to participate in a programme of 10 workshops.
The idea was to study a historical example of prejudice taken to the extreme in order to reflect this back on the way we all, as individuals, choose to live our lives today.
The 30-40 young people met up and began a journey together which changed their lives.
The culmination of the project was a week long residential trip to Germany and Poland and a visit to the Holocaust Memorial at Auschwitz - Birkenau.
The project was called "idk - I didn't know". This is their film of their experiences in their words.
Councillor Adele Morris, Southwark Council’s executive member for citizenship, equalities and communities, said: “This was an innovative and brave project for Cambridge House to embark on and the resulting documentary is very emotional and brought tears to my eyes.
“The Holocaust was one of the most significant events in world history and each generation needs to be reminded of the horrors of what happened.
“The young people involved were clearly profoundly affected by the visit and I am very proud of them all.”
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“I love this film. The group talk about thier experiences with such directness and raw feeling. I've watched it several times!”
Cambridge House Young People’s Project
131 Camberwell Rd
Nick gained a BA (Hons) Degree studying Community & Youth Studies at the University College of St Martin Lancaster in 1998 and has delivered youth and community development for both local authority and voluntary sector youth services in Newham, Bexley and Greenwich.
Nick has over 10 years youth work experience delivering Princes Trust Volunteers Programmes, coordinating centre based / detached youth projects and summer activities programmes within a variety of settings. Nick has also worked on behalf of homeless young people as part of Newham Night Shelters programme. He has been the Youth Coordinator for Cambridge House since May 2004.
Cambridge House Young people’s Project (CHYPP) is a voluntary sector youth provision based in Camberwell South East London.
CHYPP operate in various settings working inclusively with young people aged between 11 – 19yrs offering targeted issue based group work, estate based youth club sessions and positive diversionary activities during the Easter and Summer holidays at its campsite in Northamptonshire which is provided by the HRH Duke of Gloucester.
More recently CHYPP has been successful in developing non-formal education programmes offering international experiences for young people. In July 2008 CHYPP coordinated a six nation ‘Intercultural Dialogue Camp’ on the subject of identity in Bosnia Herzegovina. 40 young people were drawn from Bosnia, Croatia Estonia, Italy, Macedonia and the U.K.
For more information about IDK and the work of CHYPP, Nick can be contacted
more info about the other two guest speakers (Laura Zauli and Sheena Macrae), coming up soon,
the film as been shown in tv recently, check the flyer for more details..
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|2 Mar 2009||5:00pm - 7:00pm|
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