Santiago, Chile Sept. 2015
Our program is created to give an overview about the need to implement assess of the real environment that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender / transexual youth are living. The ifea become a need as we wereworking on a pilot program in which participants felt the importance of working with LGBT as an “urgent need”, the participants in this pilot were young students and future teachers. This experience motivated us to create an intervention program in several schools sses this real situation in the hope of implementing future programs and interventions in LGBT - Students - Topics.
Our way to BE THE CHANGE:
This program is build to Know the need of promote non - discriminatory policies and practices in Chilean Schools that provides a better environment, specialy, to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender/transsexual youth. to achieve this goal it is important to become aware of:
1.- Knowing LGBT YOUTH;
By giving definitions and statistics on LGBT community in other countries and regions and share experiences about LGBT in Chile.
2.- LGBT YOUTH; Educating the grown ups:
Discusses ways to teach teachers, students and scholl staff about about the difficulties of living in a hostile environment and constant harassment both in the lives of students and academic goals of schools.
3.- Becoming the Change:
Be the change.
Motivate change. Knowing the importance of studying and teaching everyone about the importance of promoting safe places for learning and care for LGBT youth. knowing that create safe spaces for diversity is a” win-win situation” for everyone at school.
It is a need
“Chile has poor interventions related to the LGBT community in schools and formal studies on homophobic bullying does not exist today, then the need to create opportunities for conversation is the necessary first step to a higher, better education.” Says Ignacio Hernández, director of the program “When people face the reality of suicide rates in our country, being the highest in Latin America, up to 4 times higher than in other countries it is that we realize that these interventions are urgent for us all.”Attachments: