What We Do:
We are a Paris based, global psychosocial support and human-rights/gender-equality education NGO founded in 2016, originally for an exhibition as part of the 57th International Venice Biennale. Quickly, we developed into a non-proﬁt organisation, developing unparalleled distance-learning teaching programs for aid workers and volunteers, working with refugee/migrant children and communities around the world, in line with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Researched and developed to be piloted by humanitarian staff without any prior teaching/tutoring knowledge or experience, these distance-learning psychosocial support (PSS) and fundamental rights programs for refugee/migrant children, are based on our e-Learning educational modules for the reduction of inter-ethnic prejudice. These modules are currently running in dozens of Italian state-schools. They are instructed using art, theatre, storytelling, social and emotional learning, empathy, self-awareness and self-expression, and, through the utilisation of the YTT visual language which was created by conducting psychosocial support drawing workshops with several thousand refugee/migrant populations, in more than 40 refugee/migrant camps/centres around the world.
YTT’s research team is made up of renowned experts in their ﬁeld (child-development psychologists, educational scientists, professors, lawyers, teachers, artists and researchers) from several Universities and Academic Institutions and led by the Educational department of Roma Tre University and the Theatre Department of Shefﬁeld Hallam University in Northern England. Our work from over the last three and a half years can be broken-down into three phases:
(1) Conducting psychosocial support drawing workshops in dozens of refugee/migrant camps to create the YTT visual language.
(2) Analyse the YTT visual language and use to design, implement and evaluate our on-going Italian state-schools educational programs and teach our human-rights and gender-equality informative approach to over 1500 students, in 5 different countries.
(3) On the basis and results of these educational programs, our teaching approach and our psychosocial support drawing workshops, develop distance-learning programs for aid workers and volunteers on the ﬁeld to teach refugee/migrant children and communities around the world. YTT can scientiﬁcally prove that our programs remove forms of inequality, innate prejudice and discrimination for all ages of children and adolescents, and give them a profound understanding of children’s rights and gender-equality.
YTT’s global objective is to continue to develop and effectuate our psychosocial support workshops and educational approach that can be adapted and used in all possible environments, through aid workers and volunteers on the ﬁeld, for all age-groups, languages and into areas of the world where human-rights and gender abuses, particularly to children and particularly to girls, are the most prevalent, and where they can have the biggest impact in aiding and improving the lives of millions of refugee/migrant children and communities. By conducting our psychosocial support drawing workshops and transmitting the knowledge of fundamental human/gender-rights to the populations most in need, we are equipping them with the most imperative tools required to combat against psychosocial worry and human-rights/gender-equality abuses.