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The IN MY POCKET project is about displaced people and diversity in today’s world, including in Australia.

It is aimed at 9 to 12 year old primary school children.

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https://elirab.au

May 2024

DORRITH SIM: 

Dorrith Sim’s autobiographical story and our unique creative art project, suitable for 9 to 12 year old upper primary school children, was successfully launched around Australia in March 2023. Free mini pocket books are funded by the German Embassy in Canberra, and the Eric Samson Fund in Cape Town.

The project speaks to the current situation of refugees and displaced children around the world.

This simple yet uplifting true story of rescue, survival and hope provides a springboard to the solemn topic of the Holocaust, usually studied in high school.

We provide detailed guidelines and resources on all aspects of the In My Pocket project, including suggested questions, and a video of the pocket making activity, and art workshop.

Australian Jewish News

https://elirab.au/january-2024

IMP is an uplifting true story of rescue and survival which also speaks to the current situation of refugees and displaced children around the globe as many of the Kindertransport stories do. 

The Kindertransport is such an inspiring educational tool because it is uplifting and hopeful, mixed with kindness, generosity and acceptance, and huge amounts of resilience and determination. It’s a wonderful “all round” package for student

The Students

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Their Artwork

The Principal

Dear Eli and Jill,

Thank you so much for providing such a worthwhile and thoughtful, cultural art and literature experience, IN MY POCKET, for our children at Secret Harbour Primary School. I love and appreciate the work that has gone into creating such a positive opportunity to develop empathy, kindness and inclusivity for our students, (and many other children across Australia.) You are amazing and I wish you all the best in the future with your project. I will certainly pass on the website to other schools, with my warmest recommendations.

Kind regards,

Kim Blacklock – Associate Principal

The Teachers

The Last Page Q & A – Video

In Public Libraries

The Volunteers

Expansion Overseas

Liverpool Street Station

 

https://visit.museum.wa.gov.au/boolabardip/my-pocket-workshops

Presented by the WE ARE HERE! Foundation, a creative and interactive program that inspires children to be upstanders and not bystanders, providing them with the tools for building strengths to deal with our diverse world.

Participants will read an uplifting true story, watch a video about a young girl forced to flee her homeland, and learn about our multicultural communities and diverse backgrounds. This is followed by a creative arts & crafts workshop.

Age group: 8 to 12 years.

All materials provided. Take home your own mini copy of In My Pocket.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://elirab.au 

Proudly supported by:

Organiser: WE ARE HERE! Foundation
Location: Woodside Learning Studios 

Next Session – 26 August 2023

Certificate presented to participants

The School of Education

 

 

Julia Drinnenberg, The Stadtmuseum Hofgeismar

https://museums.eu/museum/details/4569/stadtmuseum-hofgeismar

Ernst Klein, Volkmarsen Germany

Harvey Kaplan & Deborah Haase, The Scottish Jewish Archives Centre, Glasgow Scotland

https://sjhc.org.uk

Dr Hannah Holtschneider, Mia Spiro, Phil Alexander, The University of Edinburgh

https://pointsofarrival.is.ed.ac.uk/

The family of Dorrith Sim

Contact Eli Rabinowitz  eli@elirab.au for more information on how to run the workshop at your school, community, library, museum, or any venue!

The project is also available in the German language.

Artwork by Abby, aged 10

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In My Pocket

The IN MY POCKET project is relevant to displaced people and to diversity in today’s world, including in Australia.

It is aimed at 9 to 11 year old primary school children.

About

Mission

WE ARE HERE!’s mission is to introduce a positive, effective and long lasting education program focussed on Dorrith Sim’s autobiographical picture book, In My Pocket.

In My Pocket is an uplifting true story of rescue and survival which also speaks to the current situation of refugees and displaced children around the globe as many of the Kindertransport stories do.

The Kindertransport is such an inspiring educational tool because it is uplifting and hopeful, mixed with kindness, generosity and acceptance, and huge amounts of resilience and determination. It’s a wonderful “all round” package for students.

The program is aimed at 8 to 12 year old primary school children.

The Film

Video – University of Edinburgh

https://media.ed.ac.uk/media/0_oz3g2szj

Scottish Parliament – from 34 minute mark:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/real-life/inspirational-story-of-little-girl-who-1554139?utm_source=linkCopy&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=shareba

WE ARE HERE! Foundation is pleased to announce that the Embassy in Canberra of the Federal Rebublic of Germany has given its support to our IN MY POCKET Project in Australia.

Jess, Tamar, Jill & Sarah at the WA Museum Boola Bardip

https://visit.museum.wa.gov.au/boolabardip/my-pocket-workshops

Contact

elirab@iinet.net.au

Donate

Commonwealth Bank Morley WA

WE ARE HERE! Public Fund

BSB 06 6132

A/C# 1119 8899

Australian donations are tax deductible. A receipt will be issued.