Between September 28th and October 2nd, America House Chisinau organized and hosted the personal development program “Besides the differences, we are the same”. The program was attended by young people aged 16-21. The sessions took place in a hybrid format, both on-site and online.
The program was delivered by the trainers of the Training and Development Institute “MilleniuM” – Isaicul Alexandra and Crîhană Vitalie. They acquainted the participants with topics such as identity, culture, diversity, tolerance, non-discrimination and intercultural dialogue through various interactive ways, such as games, simulations, case study and role play. Participants were incited to reflect upon the negative impact of prejudices, stereotypes and discrimination but also acknowedge the importance of diversity, tolerance and mutual understanding.
Over the course of the program, the participants engaged in non-formal activities meant to develop a tolerant and non-discriminatory attitude towards other social and cultural groups.