Educate Indonesian Youth to Live Without Prejudice

by EIN INSTITUTE

Summary

Pluralism Trail plans to provide 40 Indonesian youths of diverse communities a transforming experience of living together, learning about each other, and networking without prejudice through 3D2N workshops and guided tours around the exemplary plural-yet-harmonious city of Lasem. This project aims to promote pluralism among teenagers and young adults as the key population in combating the rising radicalism, racism, and terrorism nowadays.

$6,000
total goal
$4,253
remaining
53
donors
0
monthly donors
8
months

Challenge

As a multicultural nation, Indonesia is always threatened by ethnic and religious conflicts. Anti-Chinese sentiments are the ones most persistent since the colonial era, causing discrimination, persecution, even brutal killings with horrific casualties. Studies show that intolerance is rising in this country and most significant among its teenagers and young adults, as they are lured by radical and racist ideas. Preventive educational programs are necessary to curb this dangerous trend.

Solution

Pluralism Trail provides experience, knowledge, skills, and network for the young participants to become advocates of life without prejudice. They will meet and converse with scholars, activists, and prominent local leaders who are champions of pluralism. They are taken to historical and cultural sites in Lasem to learn that harmonious life among diverse ethnics and religions is possible and desireable. They are also taught to share their new awareness with other youths in their circles.

Long-Term Impact

The project will educate 40 young people allowing them to strengthen their commitment towards pluralism and peace building, which will affect their peers and relatives within their circles to become more tolerant and open-minded, no more trapped in hateful stereotypes, prejudice and anti-other sentiments.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.ein-institute.org
No action? "Indonesia could be the next Syria".
Rising, anti-Chinese sentiments in Indonesia.
Deradicalisation efforts must focus on the youth.
Lasem, an exemplary pluralist city in Indonesia.

Organization Information

EIN INSTITUTE

Location: Semarang - Indonesia
Website: https:/​/​www.ein-institute.org
Project Leader:
Ellen Nugroho
Semarang, Jawa Tengah Indonesia
$1,747 raised of $6,000 goal
 
63 donations
$4,253 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.