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At the South African Jewish Museum in Cape Town we host children from disadvantaged communities, where xenophobia, racism, prejudice and discrimination and intolerance of the other, are rife. At the Museum we have devised a 4-hour workshop called Education and Cultural Diversity Programme, where we teach the learners using the Museum's multi-media resources, specially designed games and puzzles, about tolerance, respect for all religions, anti-bullying, and cultural diversity. The groups of school children are divided into 4 groups and are guided through 5 stations by trained facilitators - Immigration, Challenges - language, culture, poverty, World Religions - artifacts and festivals, Philosophy - education, welfare and cultural rites of passage and finally a Plenary session which is held in the Great Synagogue, where a summation of the day's learning is done and evaluation forms are completed by the learners and their accompanying educators. The children then return to their schools, friends, family and communities equipped and educated about difference and make for better citizens practicing "ubuntu" - tolerance and "tikkun olam" heal the world. Perhaps something like this could be done in the South Sudan.