Our mind needs to create stereotypes, but we are the ones who have great power to turn them into tolerance or prejudice, that was the idea for that workshop.
Already during the kayakactivity Memory Pills exchange participants were talking about the stereotypes they have about different countries.
Later, after returning to the residence, taking as starting point academic information by researchs in the field, the knoledge was involved in several games that helped through learning by doing. We imagined a German person and suddenly we had a lot of stereotypes about their nation in our brain. Then we imagined someone from Bhutan and we were all silent…
Mount Teide is the highest mountain in Tenerife. Its 3.718-metre-high summit is the highest point in Spain and the highest point above sea level in the islands of the Atlantic Ocean.
The volcano and its surroundings comprise the Teide National Park. The park has an area of 18,900 hectares and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on June 29, 2007. Is also one of the most visited National Parks in the world, with a total of 2.7 million visitors (ISTAC, 2011).
Canary Islands always has been a bridge between South America, Africa and Europe. As an example of that statement, to learn and also to have fun a little bit, participants enjoyed a little workshop with the basic steps of salsa dance.
Samuel, an experienced dancer, showed us some simple figures. We danced in couples, changing partners from time to time. This was another chance to mix participants from different contries.