in multicultural communities, we come ‘face to face’
with people with diverse ethnic, religious and cultural heritage.
Now, more than ever, there is a need to understand, accept and celebrate
human diversity through personal and societal relationships, through
deeper examination of issues related to ethnicity, faith and multiculturalism.
How do we manage the influence of stereotypes, prejudices and biases
related to ethnicity and culture? Who are the `them’ that
are `not like us’ that we seem to refer to ever so often in
our conversations? How are `they’ `different’ from `us’?
Why do we see in terms of `us’ and `them’? What is the
nature of our relationship? What are our underlying assumptions,
beliefs and values? Are these beliefs and values helpful?
aims to promote:
and dialogue about the issues of ethnicity; race, faith and
what might only have been a superficial understanding and
manifestation of “racial harmony”;
what is merely “tolerance” – to reach out
for something deeper and more meaningful;
to explore `blind
spots’ and to become more fully aware of the potential
of living in a world of human “diversity”
a deeper and more
meaningful celebration of ethnic & cultural diversity
Ithaca’s Diversity training programme covers the whole range
of diversity that is found in multi-cultural communities. This includes
DIFFERENTLY ABLED COMMUNITIES (Special Needs Communities)
OTHER LIFE FORMS (Relationships between Humans and Other Non-Human
Life Forms – the environment, animals, plants)
Ithaca is able to design
and deliver its Diversity Programme either in separate modules
or comprehensively encompassing all dimensions of diversity.
The Diversity Programme
is customised to meet the needs of students, community leaders
and educators. Ithaca is also able to train Diversity Facilitators.