Together with the Ubumi Prisons Initiative we have a desire to engage the youth of Aarhus in development work and the UN’s Global Goals. Based on a series of creative productions created by young people in Zambia, Ghana and Kenya. The participants of the workshop course will spit rhymes on the themes ‘Being on the edge of society’, ‘Stigmatization and discrimination’ and ‘Lack of a voice’.
As an example, the photo book and exercise leaflet Position, where pictures and stories tell about street children in Ghana, about life on the edge of society, about society's attitudes towards street children and about giving young people on the street a voice.
The themes are selected based on both the local and global issues that we and Ubumi work with. These includes poverty, high unemployment among young people, poor educational opportunities, and gender inequality, all of which relate to several of the UN's World Goals.
I løbet af workshopforløbet har de unge i Århus fået kendskab til konkrete rap-værktøjer som rim og flow, og også lært at inddrage poetry slam og storytelling som en kreativ måde at udtrykke sig selv på. Her har Rapolitics budt ind med deres kyndige coaches og storytellers.
The project is financed by the engagement funding under CISU – Civilsamfund i Udvikling.