Heartstone Odyssey – Schools programme

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Heartstone Odyssey – Schools programme

heartstoneodyssey21st Century Tiger is delighted to be working with Heartstone in 2017.

Heartstone is a non-profit organisation established following the publication of the book ‘The Heartstone Odyssey’.  It uses the unique story set in India, to address the issues of prejudice, intolerance and environmental awareness with an emphasis on reaching children and young people. Heartstone stories are presented through a programme of exhibition events, projects and publication.

Heartstone is working on a schools programme around building cohesion, integration and tackling hate crime with children and young people. In this particular scheme, each school undertakes the project once a week in which they:

  1. read The Heartstone Odyssey and discuss the issues raised;
  2. produce an exhibition using our images as a ‘framework’ in which to incorporate their own artwork and written work expressing ideas, experiences etc. drawn from their discussions;
  3. undertake an environmental activity in which they will fundraise for one of two possible schemes – (1) Save the Elephants and (2) 21st Century Tiger.

The Heartstone exhibition  Chandra’s London’, has been exhibited with the assistance of the Mayor of London’s office since 2010. It is an ongoing visual story of London told through a combination of street photography and special access, ‘moments of time’ which emphasise Heartstone’s core principles of ‘similarities, not differences’ and the need to see past stereotypes and prejudice. 

Heartstone has been funded by a wide range of sponsors and official sources. These include the Scottish Government, the Big Lottery Fund, the Home Office, the Department for Education, the Gulbenkian Foundation, the Esmee Fairbairn Charitable Trust, Northern Rock Foundation and corporate sponsors such as Jaguar, Ford and Rolls Royce.  Heartstone has no political or religious affiliation.