Minka Bos

Meeting is the new form of learning

"Meeting is the new form of learning. Not the story from a book, but through sharing and passing on the authentic personal history from elders to youngsters, and teaching the child to become the new storyteller."

‘War in my neighbourhood’ organises meetings between primary school pupils and local older people, to give the students a taste of the living history of their area. Students are taught how to interview their ‘neighbour’, go tot heir home to have a meeting and finally present their findings. This program has so far educated over 2000 children, giving them a local, personal look into often too-big-to-comprehend historical events.

2017: From an Outside Perspective