The Cube-method ”Every person can make a difference” aims to inform students about human rights and equality. As part of the project, black “cubes” (3*3*3 meters), are sent to selected high schools around Sweden. The students are given the opportunity to creatively interpret one of the thirty human rights from the UN Declaration of Human Rights. This is done through texts, images, film, theater, or installations inside the cube. The students also discuss human rights, civil courage, and how one can make a difference, with the help of the pedagogical toolkit provided as part of the project. Download the toolkit here.
In brief, the cube toolkit is a co-operation between a local school(s) and the applying Swedish foreign mission. Through a cooperation with the Swedish Institute, we are working with schools in New York, Paris, Madrid, Belgrad and Budapest. The international schools follow the same process as the Swedish schools when working with their cube and are in the course of the project also assigned a partnering school in Sweden. For more detailed information about the international cubes, please read here.
On Raoul Wallenberg Day each year, the cubes are put on display in Stockholm, with the purpose of initiating debate about human rights, civil courage, and equality, with Raoul Wallenberg as a source of inspiration.