Remembering Srebrenica is delighted to be continuing our work with the National Union of Teachers (NUT) to bring the lessons from Srebrenica into schools and colleges across the UK.
This month, Remembering Srebrenica’s Education and Outreach Manager, Rebecca Heron was invited to present the charity’s education materials at the NUT International Solidarity Learning and Development weekend. The weekend offered several sessions for NUT members to learn how Srebrenica could be taught to instil values of diversity, equality and justice into school communities. The sessions focused on the work of Remembering Srebrenica and the educational benefits learning about this important chapter of European history can bring to schools and the wider community in order to empower students to tackle hatred.
This continues the partnership between Remembering Srebrenica and the NUT following their delegation to Srebrenica last year. To mark Srebrenica Memorial Week, the NUT are holding several events in July 2017 including a photography exhibition, a screening of the film ‘Fog of Srebrenica’ and a full day conference aiming to raise awareness of the Srebrenica genocide amongst teachers which will highlight the connections between past genocides and contemporary racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and xenophobia.
Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of the NUT is encouraging all schools to commemorate the Srebrenica genocide in schools saying:
“The genocide in Srebrenica should never be forgotten. It teaches us a painful lesson about where hatred can lead. I strongly urge all schools to educate and commemorate. Children are our future and the prize of peace rests with them.”
To find out more about the NUT events on Srebrenica taking place in July, see the NUT’s website here.