Empowering marginalised young people through arts and education

Do you have substantial experience with children and youth? Have you worked in creative fields such as dance, music, poetry, film, photography, painting, design, crafts, or digital arts, or in education, IT or health? This project might suit you! You will support a youth outreach program aimed at empowering marginalised urban youth and assist them in developing their creative talents and job skills. You should be a communicative, team-minded and self-motivated person. The ability to organise and coordinate events will also be of importance.

Youth Arts Movement Uganda (YAMU) is a Ugandan youth outreach program founded in 2012. Its mission is to ensure that young people from marginalised urban communities have access to a supportive learning environment where they can express themselves and develop their talents, skills and creative potential. YAMU offers various workshops and classes in which marginalised children and youth can create poetry, draw, make films and digital art, photograph, choreograph dances, act, play music and practise public speaking. The organisation also engages children and youth in agriculture and (urban) farming activities and educational classes. YAMU aims to support marginalised youth not only to develop their artistic talent but also to improve their job skills and increase their leadership potential.

YAMU conducts its diverse activities in a community learning centre in Kasubi, located in the greater Kampala Region. A team of 12 volunteers is in charge of the organisation’s management and programs.

As a GLEN participant, you would contribute to the organisation’s mission of empowering marginalised young people, and assist them in developing creative talents, skills, self confidence and a positive attitude towards the future. Furthermore, you would be asked to support YAMU’s young participants in developing healthy lifestyles and provide basic information on health and nutrition issues.

In addition to directly working with youth, you would support the organisation’s management. You would be asked to assist in the development of strategic plans for various activities and to contribute to the flow of YAMU’s different programs and workshops. Beyond this, you would be involved in communications with communities and local authorities and coordinate tasks with local volunteers and workshop facilitators.

Throughout the internship, GLEN participants also cooperate with a local intern.

The scheduled time for the internship is three months between July and October 2018.

Training and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.

The GLEN team will be comprised of one Polish participant and one German participant.

Program component: GLEN

Language(s): English

Topic / area(s) of interest: Education; Youth and Children; Culture; Urban Development

Vocational field(s): Arts; Culture and Design; Social Issues; Teaching and Education; Communication and Media

Field(s) of study: Arts, Music and Design; Education and Pedagogy; Cultural, Communication and Media Studies; Humanities, Sociology and Social Sciences

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Social Work; Education/ Teaching; Dance; Poetry; Music; Fine Arts; Photography; Dance; Creative Writing; Digital Arts; IT/ Web Design; Communication and Media Studies; Social Sciences; Health Studies

Period of the internship: 3 months between July and October 2018

Country: Uganda

Number of Participants: 2

Classification of the internship in the development fields: Education (2), Youth and Children (8), Culture (11), Urban development (17)

Number of the internship: 1133



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