In Cyprus, workshops of Local Activities II have been organized at T.E.A.M. Hip Hop Collective Centre the day 25th of July 2018. Main objectives have been achieved and participants were impressed how social issued could be worked and debated using dynamics, learning games and funny activities. They were interested to know more about non-formal education, learning process and different types of teaching and learning styles. The Visibility Activity took place at Nicosia Old Market where artists danced with different kinds of music that they chose by hazard using a wheel of fortune. Local population, especially children and young people, were very interested and inspired duringRead More →

In Portugal, the workshops of Local Activities II were implemented during two different days and in two different spaces: the day 13th of June at Escola Azevedo Neves and the 26th of July at Rua da Glória. The first workshop has been implemented with students, teachers and professionals working in the school and it was very interesting to check how methodologies based on non-formal education can be used on a formal education context. The workshop has been adapted but the planned objectives have been fully accomplished and it was very interesting to see how people could know and practice different dance styles that they neverRead More →

Bruno is the fifth professional who is taking part in the job shadowing phase of our project. Now he is in Portugal hosted by the association Moinho da Juventude that carries out its activities in Cova da Moura neighbourhood, in the suburbs of Lisbon. He will discover how art is a tool for inclusion and how people that emigrated from Africa live and use music, dance and graffiti to raise awareness about their conditions. Moreover, he is going to observe how they organize and carry out Kova M Festival, an event, that celebrates this year the 7th edition, for promoting inclusion through art, sport, music,Read More →

The afternoon of the 1st of July 2018, the workshops of the project have been implemented in Italy at the headquarter of Espressione Hip Hop. Claudio Boano was the person in charge of the activity, together with the participants of the Training Course. Each workshop lasted two hours and all main objectives have been accomplished. At the beginning many people seems wary and their faces were not so expressive as they were not used to participate in this kind of learning activities. However, after few minutes they understand better the meaning of the workshops and they enjoyed and learnt a lot. Concerning the visibility activity,Read More →

Noutsa is the fourth job shadower of our project “Inclusion through Urban Art & Folk Music”. She travelled from Cyprus to Málaga for learning how Iniciativa Interancional Joven organizes local activities with young people and how art and music can be used as a socioeducational tool. She participated in a Training Course that Iniciativa Internacional Joven organized in 2014 and now it is time for her to discover and know in situ how the coordinating organisation of this project works day by day.   Welcome to Málaga!Read More →

Mauricio from Nicaragua is now in Alba (Italy) for the job shadowing phase of our Project “Inclusion through Urban Art & Folk Music”. In association Espressione Hip Hop, Mauricio is knowing into details how an informal group of young people created an organization to spread hip hop values and to promote inclusion of children and young people in the province of Cuneo. He is also learning how they organize activities during summertime that help young people to develop their competences. Mauricio is also sharing his experience and knowledge as artist and youth worker that work for the social transformation of his country. Here you haveRead More →

The day 20th of May 2018 the workshops of Local Activities II have been implemented in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua by Mauricio Sandino and Arly Asis, who were two participants of the Training Course. 30 people took part and approximately 25% of them were women. Artists and youth workers were very interested, they participated very actively and they wanted to learn a lot. It was very positive the fact that people had to try different artistic elements and they appreciate a lot the methodology based on non-formal education where it is possible to learn and improve competences through different learning games. People shared theirRead More →

Today, Williams (Tizón) is travelling from Guatemala to Málaga for participating in the job shadowing phase of our project “Inclusion through Urban Art & Folk Music”. His sending organization in Guategraff Graffiti Studio and he will be welcomed and hosted by El circulo breaking. During his stay in Málaga he will share his knowledge and experience as breakdancer and youth workers, while learning how artists from Málaga develop their talent and have professionalized themselves using urban art as a tool for inclusion, development and social transformation. This project is cofounded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.  Read More →

Last Sunday, the 12th of May 2018, workshops of Local Activities II have been organized in San Andrés Semetabaj (Sololá), a rural area of Guatemala where other cultural expressions are limited and they are not used to have workshops or activities based on urban art. It was very interesting using learning games and dynamics learnt by participants in Managua and Málaga to promote learning process and competences. The objectives of the activity have been accomplished. Moreover, participants asked for more projects involving rural communities, ethnic minorities, as well as deepening the cooperation and exchange with other countries of the world. The visibility activity of theRead More →

Edgar (DJ Wave) is our first professional in taking part in the job shadowing phase. He travelled to Guatemala last week and he is discovering how urban art and folk music is being used as a tool for inclusion, culture of peace and social transformation. He took part in an event in Villa Nueva, he shared his experience in Antigua Guatemala and he discovered how the Mayan indigenous communities live in the area of Sololá. During this week he will participate in much more activities in order to understand how Guategraff Graffiti Studio (the hosting organization in Guatemala) is working and how urban art and folkRead More →