Creative writing is a means of independent thinking and an alternative to rote learning, because it allows young people to express themselves. We have used creative writing in our CISU-supported information project Poetic Empowerment: Youth in Dialogue 2017, which rethinks how creative writing and development work can function together in synergy. The poetry collection of the same name is a product of the platform we created, so that young street children and marginalized girls in Ghana could tell about their experiences and exchange them with peers from two Danish schools in Randers. You can buy the poetry collection for 200 DKK, - incl. postage and thus support our projects. Donate 200 DKK, - here and inform us about your purchase by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will take care of the shipment.
Creative writing is integrated into the REEP-projektet and the CAS-project, where the children have now started performing Ghanaian poems and writing their own poems to ‘empower’ their voices and tell their own stories. At the same time, it serves as material for teaching at the two Danish schools and at the Center for Street Children (Catholic Action for Street Children) in Accra, where street children now strengthen their voices through writing of poetry.