Tuesday, December 18, 2007
First winners of Their Past Your Future 2 funding announced
"Learning from conflict is at the heart of the 28 projects receiving funding in the first year of Their Past Your Future 2. The projects aim to promote a better understanding of the impact of wars and struggles by bringing the past to life - enabling young people to learn from those in their community with first-hand experience. Among those successful in this round of grants are an oral history archive project that will work with schools and members of the local Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities to look at experiences of Partition and the effect on the lives and experiences of local people. Other projects are enabling young people to work with local residents who experienced World War II, talking about the effect that war had on them and how current disputes affect communities"