Centro Ana Frank Argentina


Newsletter no.54 - March 2016

This is a monthly communication retelling the events at Centro Ana Frank Argentina, an educational institution in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For any further information, please don’t hestitate to contact us at argentina@annefrank.nl

Registration still open for the seventh Official Delegation to the Netherlands “Amsterdam from the perspective of Anne Frank”

Previous Delegation

For the seventh consecutive year, we present you with the extraordinary opportunity to join an Official Delegation to the Netherlands that will depart from Buenos Aires on July 17th 2016.
The delegation will accompany the winners of our the 7th literary competition and 7th Project competition. We will visit the cities of Amsterdam and The Hague, including the Anne Frank House and places of historical interest to Anne’s life. It will also include Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, the Peace Palace, the International Criminal Court and the Dutch Parliament, among others. The experience will also be added a unique touch, with interviews with people close to the life of Anne Frank and an official reception at the residence of the Argentinian Ambassador in the Netherlands.
For further information, please write to: nurit@annefrank.nl

Registration still open for the First Teacher Seminar in the Netherlands “Anne Frank: Coexistence and Inclusion” July 2016

This year our Teacher Training Institute launches its first First Teacher Seminar in the Netherlands “Anne Frank: Coexistence and Inclusion”: it’s a unique experience of in-site training.
For further information: institutoanafrank@gmail.com

We inaugurated travelling exhibitions in five provinces!

Thanks to the support of Canada Fund for Local Initiatives we have had the chance to kick the year off full of activities.

We will be visiting a total of 9 cities in the month of March:

  • Amaicha del Valle, Tucumán
  • Colalao del Valle, Tucumán
  • Rodeo del Medio, Mendoza
  • Simoca, Tucumán
  • Villa Angela, Tucumán
  • Sunchales, Santa Fé
  • Famaillá, Tucumán
  • La Clotilde, Chaco
  • Gálvez, Santa Fé

We will be conducting lectures at Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina

On Thursday March 10th we will be conducting the panel “Anne Frank and Viktor Frankl: two testimonies for life”, with Héctor Shalom and Carlos García Pintos as speakers. After the panel, the GenerArte theatre troup will how a special performance of the musical “Finding Meaning, the dream of Viktor Frankl”.
On Tuesday March 15th we will be conducting the panel “Feminitity in the values of theology: the role of women in Sacred Writing”.

Registration open for courses at our Teacher Training Institute

Online course for educators: “Anne Frank and Writing as a Practice for Freedom”

Registration is still open for the third cohort of our online class Comenzamos la inscripción de la 3er Cohorte de Curso virtual “Anne Frank and Writing as a Practice for Freedom”

Inquiries: institutoanafrank@gmail.com

Special activities for schools h2. Encounters of Schools in Diversity of Cultures and Beliefs: for middle schools, high schools, and special education schools.

After the emotional experiences that we have held with over 30 schools since 2012, in 2016 we once again invite schools to join in a half-day workshop focused on increasing coexistence through dialogue. We gather 5 schools of different backgrounds to present their institutions, culture, and elements that make up their identity. Through the morning, the museum opens its rooms for a special tour, and groups share workshops with different dynamics to reflect on discrimination, as well as possible actions and proposals that increase coexistence in diversity.

Newspaper Project: III edition. Middle school and special education students take on the roles of journalists and writers.

Bq.” When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! But, and that’s a big question, will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer?” Anne Frank, April 1944

After two very positive editions, we launch once again this project that promotes Reading comprehension, critical Reading, research, debate, collective reflection and community engagement while dealing with topics that are relevant to the story of Anne Frank, the Argentina Dictatorship, and Human Rights Today. Students conduct surveys, interviews and various journalistic techniques to develop their very own newspapers. One article of every school is selected to take part in a collective printed newspaper called The Kids’ Voice, which includes classroom activities and is distributed in schools all over Argentina.

We were visited by Joséphine de Man

During the month of February we received the visit of Joséphine de Man, Project Manager of Educational Projects at the Anne Frank Huis. It was, as always, a pleasure to work with her during her stay. We thank her for the support and dedication she has given the exhibitions that make our Museum so unique.

Writing workshop for youngsters at Centro Ana Frank

On Wednesday February 17th we hosted a writing workshop where over 20 youngsters gathered to explore written expression. It was a beautiful enriching afternoon that we hope to repeat.

The Guides’ Voice

Karina Grumicker is 15 years old and an active member of the museum’s guides. This is, what it means to her to be a guide:

One may think that being a guide is just about telling people events of history as they go through the museum, a city, etc., but is much more than that. Being a guide is committing to make a positive impact on people, to learn from the facts and try not to repeat them so we can improve our society and country. At Centro de Ana Frank being a guide is not only being the narrator but a character in this history. Anne Frank’s history will never end if the legacy is alive in people’s and guide’s voice. The CAFA is the place where people can express themselves uncensored and without being judged by anyone. For me, the CAFA is a place full of different adventures, anecdotes, any kind of information and lots of fun. Coordinators, shift supervisors, center directors and guides are the best people I have ever known, they always greet me with a huge smile and they treat me well. I thank the center for letting me be a part of this history.