Courage to Care is bringing its travelling program to Echuca, launching an education exhibition and program early next month.
From Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 6, the not-for-profit will be at the River City Christian College promoting its message to rural Victorians – particularly school students – about the dangers of prejudice, racism, discrimination and bullying, and giving them practical tools to speak out against this type of behaviour.
Courage to Care CEO Mike Zervos said, “Our Echuca exhibition has over 1000 students booked in from that area to visit us and see our Upstander education programs.”
Courage to Care has now delivered award-winning Upstander programs to more than 150,000 Victorian students. The organisation shared that the Echuca program will deliver this powerful message to hundreds more secondary students from different schools across the region.
Delivered by a team of volunteers and featuring first-person testimonies from Holocaust survivor speakers who were saved by Upstander action, the Echuca program will promote acceptance of diversity within the community.
Zervos said Courage to Care is “delighted” to be able to be back to deliver programs in regional and rural Victoria and “to be able to share with the students the message of Courage to Care.”