The travelling exhibition
The travelling exhibition Anne Frank – A History for Today does not only visit schools. Like in other countries, specialists from the Anne Frank House train students to become peer guides who then take other pupils from their own and neighbouring schools through the exhibition in a 45-minute tour. The young people exchange thoughts and learn from each other.
The story of Anne Frank, her diary, and the exhibition are a great source of inspiration to the students, especially to those who come from township schools and who have to deal with poverty and crime on a daily basis. Such hardships not only hinder their everyday life, but more importantly, their educational opportunities. These students reflect critically on the progress made in their community and can pinpoint xenophobia, discrimination, and intolerance. By spreading the message of Anne Frank, they become instruments of change for a more tolerant South Africa.