Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Through SurvivorHood I have learned to believe in myself and my dreams, to support my friends in the streets and to be together as one. The first time I went for a meeting, I knew that all I can do is play football. I did not know what to expect. We had sessions with different people, writers, illustrators and musicians and I realized I could draw and I could write songs and sing as well. SurvivorHood helped me to understand more of myself and not to put limits on what I can and cannot do. I learned to work together with the team, in small groups so that we can achieve one goal. Through SurvivorHood we have learned to be each other's brothers and sisters. We do help each other in times of need and are there for one another. Sam, 17 yrs old
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Through the use of performing arts and creative writing, adolescents have their own voice; speak out to the issues that affect them directly and indirectly; become decision makers; build on their self-confidence; and build on their self-knowledge (self-awareness). Also, through the programs, adolescents gain leadership skills, soft skills, social change skills (critical thinking, problem solving, resource development and networking) and realization of their full potential. SurvivorHood creates a relationship with life coaches and mentors to walk all the way with young people.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
Through the arts, young women and men are empowered and have the information & tools they need to lead a healthy lifestyle, and are leading positive change. SurvivorHood is looking forward to reach more young people throughout the country through establishing an art and cultural centre in each zone within the country as well as partnering with the government so that the programs can be mainstreamed in the districts budgets and be adopted in schools. Also, working closely with the private sector so that they can adopt the schools/centres/groups.