Our projects focus on partnerships with other organisations that have a compatible interest in exploring innovative creative approaches which support the voice of children and young people to be better understood.
THE FORGIVENESS PROJECT – An international charity which encourages and empowers people to explore the nature of forgiveness and alternatives to revenge by collecting and sharing of people’s true life stories.
Marina Cantacuzino, Director of the Forgiveness Project invited Visible Thinking to creatively explore the concept of forgiveness with young people and work closely with teachers to pilot the ways in which the ‘forgiveness project’ could integrate within educational structures. Following the success of a pilot study run in partnership with VT, funding has been obtained from Paul Hamlyn foundation to create a National Teachers Resource. This resource will provide teachers from a variety of curriculum subjects to access filmed downloadable resources of stories, activities and insights into how young people connect to forgiveness within their own lives.
RESTORE – a programme running within Ashfield Young Offenders
With funding obtained by the Home Office under Guns and Knife Crime, Visible Thinking are working with The Forgiveness Project to embed an education programme (RESTORE) exploring the nature of forgiveness within Ashfield Young Offenders, and the wider community. The programme plans to widen it’s impact within the education provision at Ashfield and develop closer links to the wider community. VT will be working in partnership with Community Resolve, an innovative conflict transformation organisation based in bristol to look at mentoring programmes for young offenders and their families.