Through music, poetry, and art, it has become possible for children and young people to express what is on their minds in ways that create awareness and engage people who would not otherwise be interested in development work.
For many years, we have worked to use creative forms of expression to create awareness and change attitudes in Kenya and Ghana. Among other things, we have written poems with street children and young girls in Ghana and combined them with poems written by Danish young people in a collection of poems. In another project, street children have written a rap song with a desire to change society's view of them.
We have begun to transfer these good experiences with the use of creative tools to our engagement work in Denmark. It helps to create engagement and information and connects the children and young people we work with in the South with the Danish population in completely new ways.
You can read more about our projects with creative expressions below.