Haver foglalkozás: Tabuk nélkül

JEWISH – ROMA initiative for diversity education

Haver Foundation and Uccu Foundation joint program for educators /// The idea of this joint program was inspired by an increasingly tangible need coming from educators which Haver and Uccu staff and volunteer educators were repeatedly faced with while conducting informal educational sessions for high school students. After the finishing of such sessions, it is always the teachers who are left to further discuss the topics arisen during the sessions with their students.

The joint program opens a space for educators to discuss topics of Jewish and Roma identity in an honest, taboo-free environment. It provides them with attitude-shaping methodological tools which can be further used in classroom settings as aids of a prejudice-free and tolerant educational approach.

We are looking forward to inquiries of teaching staff (group size between 15-30 persons). We bring our training program to the sites of the requesting schools, however, upon request, we are able to organize for external locations as well.

Haver foglalkozás: Közös nevező


Joint program of Centropa Foundation, Uccu Foundation, Wesley schools and Haver Foundation /// Some of the most significant challenges the Hungarian education system faces today are the negative consequences arising from an organic segregation process taking place within its frameworks – a complex and diverse societal problem. Our initiative aims to provide educators from various institutional background – Roma and non-Roma, Jewish and non-Jewish, elite and underpriviledged, in- and outside of the capital – with opportunities to create and implement educational programs that draw young people closer to each other.

Our program wishes to step beyond the usual frames of the education system by initiating a new kind of cooperation between educators open to the involvement of their students in an intercultural and interfaith dialogue. We offer the necessary inspiration and tools for these initiatives within the frameworks of a training for educators.

Educators and students involved in the Common Ground program are builders of a more open, curious, empathic and critically thinking society. They are planning and implementing projects that raise bridges over cultural, social, religious and other societal ruptures.

As of today, Common Ground Program has had the following results:

  • Three long-weekend seminars for educators; a total of 68 educators from 12 municipalities and 27 educational institutions
  • 25 finished project proposals
  • 15 accomplished projects with the active participation of 600 students and more than 40 educators
  • Four long-term cooperations between schools (involving joint annual projects)
Haver foglalkozás: Újvilág


Joint education package of Haver Foundation, Lifeboat Unit and Tom Lantos Institute /// The program is built on a theater play attended by the student groups. The play ends with the protagonist holding a closed box in her hands which contains the belongings of her late grandmother, a Holocaust survivor. The girl has only recently learned about her Jewish heritage, and now she is unsure which direction to take.

The play is followed by a theater pedagogy session designed for high school students between the ages of 16 and 18; the session explores topics and questions raised by the theater play. Haver’s volunteers return after 2-3 weeks with another session – this one begins with the closed box from the theater play and it centers around the multitude and complexity of Jewish identities in the present. The time passed between the two sessions allows students to reflect on the issues raised by the theater play which then will be further explored and discussed with the help of Haver’s volunteer peer educators.

The New World education package combines different methodologies in three distinct steps, and it aims to promote intercultural communication, a scaling down of prejudices, and growth in tolerance.

Haver foglalkozás: Szakácskönyv a túlélésért


A joint project of Gólem Theater and Haver Foundation /// 'Recipes for Survival' features the story of a woman who lived and survived through the 20th century – a period when surival could be a real challenge. Ms Hédi learned how to cook - in theory at least - in the Lichtenwörth concentration camp, while weighing a mere 28 kilograms. Sure enough, she has loved to eat long before that. This unconventional theater play is based on 'Recipes for Survival', an oral history interview and cookbook published in 2013 by Centropa Foundation, and was adapted to stage by Gólem Theater, incorporating testimonies from other survivors and their relatives as well.

The project brings the theater play to high shcool classrooms and is followed by an informal educational session. It raises the question of how grandiose historical events impact the daily lives of people. Most families have stories and first-hand experiences of the way history and public life interfere with the personal, leading to positive or negative, and sometimes, fatal outcomes. The informal session aims to inspire students who don't know much about the history of their families to take up the initiative to ask and find out more about their family stories from their parents and grandparents.