Gariwo works with educators, teachers and students of schools and universities to disseminate the message of the Righteous.
In 2018 we signed the Memorandum of Understanding with MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research) for the “Dissemination of the knowledge of the Righteous and of the memory of good”, a document at the basis of educational activities such as the “Adotta un Giusto” (Adopt a Righteous) competition announcement. The Ministry also created a working group, including representatives of MIUR, Gariwo and Schools and Universities, in charge of planning activities related to commemorations of the Day of the Righteous.
Every year we organize the Day of Remembrance and the Day of the Righteous, we offer workshops to teachers, educational paths and detailed materials.
Our professors accompany students during tours at Milan Garden of the Righteous, telling the stories of exemplary individuals commemorated there.
They also use the Virtual Garden, a space designed to honor all those who have been able to answer to the call of their conscience with deeds of civil courage.
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Everything you need to celebrate the Day of the Righteous
From today it is possible to subscribe to the Charters of Responsibilities for social media (The Web reality), sport (The good challenge) and the environment (The responsibility of a fragile planet) launched by Gariwo at the meeting of the international network of the Gardens of the Righteous, which yesterday gathered at the Palazzo delle Stelline, in Milan, representatives of 130 realities born in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
"Two-thirds of Millennials (66%) cannot identify what Auschwitz was.” While frequent references to terms from the Holocaust might help to inform younger generations that something called the Holocaust happened, knowledge of what the Holocaust was has evidently often failed to extend beyond the mere repetition of a few hollow words...
On Tuesday 28th May at Johann-Friedrich-von-Cotta-Schule high school in Stuttgart, we inaugurated the first Garden of the Righteous in Germany by planting a tree in honour of Julius Baumann, an extraordinary personality of the world of sports who sacrificed his life to give dignity and joy to Jewish children during Nazism.
At Rochelle Zell Jewish High School in Deerfield, Illinois, a project on the Righteous themes has been organized by a group of students, called STAND, and their head Dr. Schorsch. It consists of an indoor Garden on the second floor of the school whose aim is to honour and highlight the Righteous who helped during genocidal and dire times of darkness and danger and have made a difference.
The post-pandemic world may feature catastrophic food and water shortages caused by climate change, or an abundance of resources due to new technological breakthroughs, or combinations of both. However, our past suggests that technological advances will not guarantee a world free of hatred, discrimination, and genocide. Thus, honoring the Righteous by telling their stories to future generations may be crucial regardless of the world they inhabit.
AC Milan star Refiloe Jane was born and raised in Soweto, a symbol of the struggle against apartheid. Here she runs a foundation that supports slum children through sport and education.
The mere existence of the Righteous demonstrates that all people have the potential to expand the sphere of those they love and care about, especially in time of crisis. This is the message Gariwo can send to the world as it fights COVID-19.
What is Gariwo's identity and which are its goals in the coming years? We discussed this topic in a stimulating meeting with our ambassadors and collaborators. To answer these questions we must first of all start from the history of Gariwo and its originality in the cultural debate.