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Netherthorpe School
June 162015

Netherthorpe School in Derbyshire UK have presented their 3 Time for Tea projects to Nicky Morgan the Secretary of State for Education. Read their full colour report of how the experience has been for the students in the link below.

Netherthorpe Article 

We will share some of the report for you below:

WAR – Project 1 by Jack

The theme of this design is simple, the message: “Mr Prime Minister please sit and have a cup of tea and think about the implications of sending my son/daughter into war”. Over the years there has been so much loss of life due to war and this model features the Time For Tea cup in the middle, surrounded by a single cross and poppy and hanging tea bags for a weeping willow tree. Each tea bag tells the story of the loss of a loved one to war. A powerful message – never has a cup of tea been so important for a Prime Minister.

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MEDIA PRESSURE – MAKE UP – Project 2 by Meghan

The theme of this design is powerful, the message: “Heads of Media please sit and have a cup of tea and think about unfair pressure you put on young girls to sell them makeup”. From a very young age girls are put under pressure to look good, this comes at a cost of their self esteem and this TFT model shows the two faces of that pressure. The made up face with the chain around her neck, never being able to live up to expectations and the plain face of how young girls should be. Again thought provoking and powerful messages.

Make up

CHILD POVERTY – Project 3 by Eleanor

This theme is based around the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party outside is a colourful scene but inside the hat Alice has fallen into the horror of child poverty. The inside of the hat contains tea bags and facts about how bad this is in the UK and when you look inside you see Alice is just another discarded child prey to child poverty, the message: “How can child poverty be such an issue in such a wealthy country and what steps are being taken to address this problem?”. This message was aimed at politicians and presented to two of them in the Houses of Parliament, read on to hear what happened… A powerful message which wraps our tea bags into thought provoking dialogue for those in power to address the issue.

.Alice

Here are a few photos from their report

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Background

The Delhi Young voices group consists of ten members, both male and female, with visual impairments. All members come from disadvantaged backgrounds and they are all in secondary education. The Time for Tea challenge provided the group with the opportunity to deliver a short, strong message to a key decision-maker on an issue they feel strongly about, discuss their experiences and raise awareness through the media, bringing disability to the attention of wider society.

The Young Voices appreciated that they got to make the decision about which issues to present and who to deliver their messages to. The process helped to bring out the skills and talents of the individuals and allowed them to express their innovative, creative sides.

The group decided to focus on issues surrounding disability and education, with specific reflection on accessible study materials and the challenges faced by people with disabilities.

Activities

The Young Voices group started working on their Time for Tea challenge in April. Their first aim was to identify the key issues to present and the message they wanted to convey. Several issues were proposed, including:

  • the Rights of Persons with Disabilities bill, which seeks to amend the existing disability law in India to streamline it with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Students’ financial concerns, particularly related to the purchase of assistive technology
  • infrastructural accessibility
  • accountability of disability organisations
  • accommodation in higher educationAfter several meetings, group members decided that education was one of the most important elements of empowering people with disabilities. As disabled students continue to face several challenges in school and college, including inaccessible infrastructure and resources such as textbooks, and negative attitudes and perceptions towards disability, they decided to focus on ‘accessibility in higher education’ as their key theme.

The group thought carefully about all the issues they could raise within their chosen theme, and, based on their personal experiences and interactions with other students, identified a few key topics and suggestions that can potentially improve the situation. They also developed the slogan “access is the key to education” to reinforce their campaign.

On considering who they should target, the group felt that it should be someone who works in the field of higher education on a daily basis and has the power to impact the drafting and implementation of policies. Given these parameters, the group arranged an appointment with Mr Meena, an Economic Advisor from the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (HRD), as he plays a key role in amending existing rules, regulations and provisions and also in the implementation of policies. He also deals with disability affairs.

A small team within the group was tasked with designing the tea box that would be used during the meeting, while others sought to find ways to engage the media and social networks. As a result of their efforts, on 29th June from 8pm – 10pm they were able to host a live panel discussion on Udaan Radio to raise awareness of the Time for Tea challenge and what they were hoping to achieve.

On 1st August, four of the Young Voice members, Karthik, Prince, Shailender and Shalini, held a three-hour meeting with Mr Meena at his office. They discussed the Time for Tea challenge and gave an overview of the problems faced by people with disabilities in accessing the education system. Mr Meena felt it would be helpful to concentrate on the practical issues related to access to higher education, and the Young Voices therefore suggested the following:

  • The Indian institute of Technology (IIT) should facilitate admission to people with disabilities from 2015 onwards
  • The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) should provide textbooks in DAISY format at least up to 12th class – DAISY (Digital Accessible Information SYstem) are digital audio books, periodicals and computerized text that act as an audio substitute for print material and are specifically designed for use by people with visual impairments and dyslexia
  • Sensitisation workshop should be conducted at schools and colleges to support disabled students to participate in examinations without barriersThe Economic Advisor played an active role in the discussions and assured the group that he will take a personal interest in ensuring visually impaired students are supported to sit their exams, particularly with regard to the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), which many of the group members are keen to undertake. He also pledged to support admission to the IIT and the provision of textbooks in an accessible format, as well as

letting the group know that he will invite them to useful seminars on education that he is involved in.

Overall, it was a very positive meeting and the Young Voices were pleased to have been given the opportunity to engage the Economic Advisor through the Time for Tea challenge.

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Ellie Devereux
June 162015

Ellie was a participant on several projects with Momentum World. One in particular was a project about Human Trafficking run in partnership with Bulgaria.

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This gave Ellie the inspiration to start her own Time For tea campaign focusing on this issue.

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Background

The Nairobi Young Voices group is comprised of 20 dedicated young individuals aged 19 – 25 years with physical, visual and hearing impairments. It was established in 2008 and campaigns on various issues affecting people with disabilities including inclusive education, the right to employment, quality health care and independent living, all underpinned by the UNCRPD.

The time for tea challenge was an opportunity for the Young Voices group to raise awareness and speak to policy makers about the issues affecting them. They planned to meet with the Permanent Secretary for Education to discuss inclusive education, particularly with regard to the Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals (MDGs and SDGs), emphasizing the need for universal action to ensure every child receives a quality education regardless of where and who they are, and whether or not they have an impairment.

Activities

Five of the group members met on 26th November 2014 to discuss the objectives of the time for tea challenge and what they wanted to achieve. A follow-up meeting between three of the members took place on 1st December, during which they looked at what issues related to inclusive education to present through the time for tea challenge, who to meet with to discuss these, and when the meeting could take place. The group decided on the following objectives:

  • To create awareness on the need to embrace inclusive education for all children and appreciate human diversity
  • To advocate for equality in employment for persons with disability so as to enhance the progress of achieving an inclusive societyTo achieve these, they thought it would be most effective to target the Permanent Secretary for Education. However, despite contacting him it was not possible to arrange a meeting as he was heavily involved in other commitments, including addressing a country-wide teachers’ strike. As a result they have not yet been able to secure a meeting but will hopefully be able to resolve this and meet with the Permanent Secretary by the end of February 2015. A progress report will be submitted after this time.

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Uzhhorod Youth
June 162015

The Time for Tea group from Uzhhorod have been working hard on their project before presenting them to their chosen leaders.

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Watch the two films they completed showing the process of making their projects and presenting them.

Each group also had their projects covered in online articles.

Article 1

Article 2

Well done guys a great example of Time For Tea

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Background

The two Tanzania Young Voices groups are based in Morogoro and Dodoma and have members aged 16 – 23 with a range of disabilities. After learning about the Time for Tea challenge, members discussed where they could have the most impact and decided to focus on promoting access to work and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Activities

The Tanzania Young Voice Time for Tea challenge was successfully completed on 27th November 2014. They decided to target the Deputy Minister of Health and Social services, Steven Kebwe, and were accompanied by the Tanzania Cheshire Foundation’s Chairman and Project Manager, as well as a Young Voices facilitator. Two media representatives were also present.

The Young Voices members took the meeting as an opportunity to discuss a number of issues affecting them and their disabled peers. They focused on the need to support disabled students in higher learning institutions to secure loans to support their education, as many struggle to meet the cost of their fees. This financial support will help to ensure that they are able to complete their courses and gain the relevant skills needed to compete in the job market. The Deputy Minister agreed to ask the national-level Federation for People with Disabilities to carry out a study to identify the number of youth with disabilities within higher learning institutions who did not receive loans from the loans board so that they could be given priority when 2015 loan disbursements are made.

The Young Voices then took the opportunity to share their ideas for their next film-making project, which will act as a platform for highlighting and publicizing the challenges faced by people with disabilities. The Deputy Minister encouraged the groups to fundraise for their activities both to ensure they have sufficient funding and also to raise awareness on the need for such films. He pledged to contribute some funding towards production costs to start them off.

To end, the Young Voices members reminded the Deputy Minister of his as yet unfulfilled pledge to support members secure employment. He assured them that he remained committed to supporting them into employment and

urged them to encourage other group members to share their CVs. He also agreed to continue lobbying the Minister and Secretariat to ensure the government adheres to Tanzania’s labour laws, which stipulate that a certain percentage of employees in every organization should be people with disabilities.

 

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Youth Group Romania
June 162015

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Caribbean
June 162015

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Ocean Warrior
June 162015

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Gender Project
June 162015

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Marks Dental College
June 162015

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Mentoring Zimbabwe
June 162015

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Link Ethopia
June 162015

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Victoria Park Academy
June 162015

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Fekete Sereg
June 162015

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Konya School
June 162015

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Notre Dame de Celles
June 162015

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