As anthropologists, our main object of study is the diversity of different cultural and social groups, and of humanity. In applied activities we seek to decolonize, de-stereotype various groups and their representations. We do this by working in the field of education - we conduct trainings, consult, comment on school curricula, educational tools, and prepare memos and methodologies. We also provide training for people who work with different ethnic-cultural groups and communities (e.g. NGOs, artists, journalists, communities).
The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences --- Margaret Mead
WORKS DONE IN THIS FIELD
COOPERATION WITH NACIONAL EDUCATION AGENCY OF LITHUANIA
TRAINING FOR PEOPLE WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES, DIFFERENT SOCIAL AND CULTURAL GROUPS
INTERNATIONAL ERASMUS+ PROJECT FOR YOUTH WORKERS “TOWARDS ETHICAL CULTURAL REPRESENTATIONS IN ADVOCACY WORK"
The project involves 5 organizations in which Anthropos acts as a co-ordinator and lead organization. The aim of the project is to share experiences and address the issue of how to ethically and sensitively represent ethnic and cultural minorities, various social groups in the advocacy process. Partner organizations work with a wide range of ethnic and social minorities.
Participating countries and organizations: CISS - Coperazione Internazionale Sud Sud (Italy), Ecos do Sur (Spain), Stichting CAAT Projects (Netherlands), and Center for Education Initiatives (Latvia).
“TOWARDS A CULTURALLY SENSITIVE AND SAFE SCHOOLS: BUILDING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCIES IN SCHOOL COMMUNITIES”
(Looking for funding)
This project aims to address the lack of knowledge and skills on how to work with students from different cultures and to create a culturally sensitive, inclusive and safe environment in Lithuanian schools. The long-term impact of the project is school communities which are more open to diversity and respect for human rights where ethnic and cultural minority students will not experience various forms of discrimination and racism. The project would involve school teams consisting of teachers, administration and child support professionals. Other activities involve the wider school community - pupils and their parents. In thi way, we would seek to ensure full involvement.