Cultural Education Program

Arts are the major peacebuilding strategies we use to generate momentum in order to engage fragile communities into conversation. Due to the cultural relevance and indigenous practices within the communities we work, we are focused on drama and oral storytelling through music and dance as means of getting our peacebuilding message across to the audience. When performing, our plays are focused on the impact of conflict on the youth. We featured several heart-rending scenes, including re-enactments of massacres, forceful recruitments of young men into military groups and rape as a weapon of war against young girls, to mention a few. The conclusion of our plays emphasizes reconciliation and forgiveness.

Program Objectives

  1. Maintaining peace through arts and culture
  2. Providing a safe and comfortable environment where each child will have the unique privilege of learning and preserving the traditional african arts
  3. Discovering, developing, and displaying the artistic talents of our youth to the world
  4. Training children and youth to become role models that will create positive impacts within their communities.

Implementation Strategy

The program is being managed by a group of passionate and professional volunteers with the sole intent of educating children and youths in the following areas:

  1. Singing
  2. Dancing
  3. Drumming
  4. Drama
  5. Storytelling

At the end of every training year, students are required to demonstrate these various skills in order to obtain a certificate.

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