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No Shame

Where did the idea come from?
The idea for the project was born from the observation of the problem of assimilation with the environment of young people suffering from skin diseases. Young people are often discriminated against because of their appearance in school and peer environments.

Psoriasis and other skin diseases are not only a health problem, but also have a strong socio-economic background. Visible changes on the skin are the main cause of a decrease in the quality of life. The disease translates into interpersonal relationships, physical activity, socio-professional activity and contacts with family. Social withdrawal and difficulty in establishing close relationships lead to avoidance of contact with peers and spontaneous exclusion from social groups.

Fear, fear of rejection leads to mental disorders and, consequently, to depression.

Young people are particularly susceptible to the stress of exclusion, which contributes to a decrease in the quality of their lives, which directly translates into their future.

The idea behind our project was to combat discrimination and prejudice regarding skin diseases.

We wanted to create workshops for young people from different countries to create a dialogue on an international scale about skin diseases, their acceptance and support for people suffering from them. We believe that disseminating this type of knowledge among young people will contribute to reducing the problem of discrimination based on appearance.

Who are our participants?
The participants of our project were young people who wanted to make a good change in their own and other people's lives. The project was attended by young people from six countries who wanted to learn more about skin diseases and the emotional aspects associated with them. These people, like us, have noticed the problem of discrimination based on appearance nowadays. The desire to contribute to the awareness of skin diseases and to improve the quality of life of sufferers was what motivated the participants to take part in the project. Young people who have applied for the “No Shame” project are aware of how difficult it is to function in society, establish relationships and pursue their passions when they are discriminated against and exposed to low self-esteem.

What was going on there?
As part of the project, the following were carried out:


workshops on skin diseases and the emotional aspects associated with them

workshops on counteracting discrimination and promoting tolerance

workshops on creating social campaigns

city ​​game


In addition, during the project, participants:

developed their teamwork skills

had the opportunity to improve their communication in English

they developed the ability to present their position in front of a larger group of people

improve their digital competences

raised their cultural awareness

What have we achieved?
What we have managed to achieve as part of the project is the knowledge about skin diseases passed on to the participants as well as raising awareness of the psychological problems associated with them and the problem resulting from the lack of universal access to the prevention and treatment of skin diseases.

Thanks to the workshops, we were able to work out with the participants methods of dealing with discrimination based on appearance. Participation in the project contributed to improving the social competence of the participants, thanks to which they are able to create their own social initiatives aimed at improving the situation of excluded people. The numerous discussions that the participants held during the project contributed to raising awareness of the problems of discrimination in the countries of the participants' origin. Discrimination and exclusion of people due to their appearance, views or gender aroused in the participants the desire to counteract unfair treatment.

We are convinced that the knowledge and experience that the participants exchanged during the project will be used to improve the quality of life of excluded people. The results of our project are also materials in the form of films created by our participants. We strongly encourage you to watch them.


Who financed the project?
Project funded by Erasmus+.

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