South Africa – Johannesburg 2009.

In Winter, 2009 18 young people from Lenasia, Eldorado Park and Fietas came together at the Mathew Goniwe School of Leadership, for the workshop “Awaken the Young Citizen”.
The workshop introduced the participants to issues of Self, to Respect and Dignity, to developing a sense of ownership towards the community in which they live.
A wide range of tools from meditation, role plays, interactive discussions, creative writing and drawing helped the students open up and express themselves freely.
They also went to a short heritage trail around Fietas where they are introduced to historical landmarks within the community.

Some of the teenagers who attended are from severely disadvantaged backgrounds, a few have been a part of neighborhood “gangs”. Yet the skills, the talent they displayed during these 3 days was humbling.

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