On 28th November 2016, Ana and Arancha gave a Youth Club lesson for Moldovan youngsters. The main topic of this meeting was identity. Though every person has one, it is important to reflect on it from time to time and to realize the importance of being open towards different people and societies. Undertanding, that we have sometimes more in common than we might think at first glance but also respecting differences is essential.
To achieve this goal, the participants reflected and discussed about different parts of identiy: Whereas the outer identity is visible to everyone, the inner identity is more hidden. Becoming aware of this fact, enables the participants to judge less on the base of a first and rather superficial impression. To emphasize this learning outcome, they were invited to reflect on their own identity and to write down different characteristics which define them. A further discussion led to the conclusion that it’s crucial to encounter other people open-minded and to appreciate both, differences and similarities to shape a more tolerant society.