Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Next Exhibition at the COLLECTIVE Opening Monday 1st August

From the Eyes of the Youth

The project was carried out in several stages.  The first of which was
a 'getting to know you' activity.  The youth kept journals and collected
images, things from nature, drawings, and words which represent
various themes we will be discussing in the meetings.  The themes
revolved around words that they heard around their homes and
neighborhoods, on the radio, television, or in class and school;
people or things that make them happy to be who they are; people or
things that make them fearful; things that represent their culture;
and things that they consider to be education.  Through these
exercises the youth explored their environments and critically
analyzed themselves and the world around them.  Discussions revolved
around what each volunteer shares.  The participants were given
digital cameras to take pictures based on the idea that their pictures
will show the beauty, pain, celebrations, and challenges of being
members of their communities and culture.
The project was conducted in three communities in KwaZulu-Natal:
Eshowe, Wentworth, and Harding.  It was funded by Rotary International
organization as part of community service project by the visiting
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar  Fileve Palmer-Stahlman and her husband
Joseph Stahlman. both facilitators are working on the PhDs in

Exhibition Opening Monday 1st August, at 6:00/ 6:30.
Cash bar and Live Music (Act to be announced)

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