Delivered by our team of trained and experienced volunteers, our Upstander Programs promote acceptance of diversity, transform bystander behaviour and inspire participants to become Upstanders in their own communities. They feature inspiring testimony from Holocaust survivors and stories of survivors of other genocides who were saved by the courage of others.
Learn about the dangers of racism, prejudice, discrimination and bullying.
Advocate acceptance and inclusion within our society.
Transform bystander behaviour into Upstander action.
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secondary school students
increase in positive discussion among students
increase in students demonstrating Upstander behaviour
positive change in behaviour towards peers
“I believe this excursion to be one of the best that I have experienced in nearly 30 years of teaching. It was a credit to all concerned and such a program must be continued.”
“I found it so interesting and unbelievable to actually hear from a Holocaust survivor, I will always remember this.”
“This exhibition is exceptional. It is full of life-changing concepts and you are courageous to share it with us.”
“A wonderful PD – so impactful!”
“When you don’t stand up or speak up, you are accepting that the situation is okay. I learnt no matter the issue you have to stand up to the mistreatment of others.”
“The talk by a survivor was listened to in silence, although there were over one hundred students present. Attendance is free, yet the ‘return’ in information gained and discussion generated is massive. I commend the Courage to Care volunteers and urge teachers to take advantage of this excellent program.”
‘The presentation was impressive, powerful and moving. I felt honoured to hear Peter’s story in person. I have already spoken to staff at school about how we might include it in our RRRR curriculum – you refreshed my motivation.’
“Thank you so much for telling your story. You’ve made me realise that there is a light at the end of the tunnel as I have been going through a hard time.”
“The program links the past with current day perfectly. The students clearly made connections with Upstanders in WWII to current students/Upstanders and saw that they have the ability to be an Upstander.”
“I think the main messages that we took away from the program was that if I stand up, it will have a ripple effect, and everyone will stand up.”
“I loved the Survivor’s testimony and definitely have takeaways for my classroom and entire school.”