Future Voices Starts in A3 community in Pachacutec, Lima!
Future Voices International’s programme has began in the sector A3 community in Pachacutec, enabling young people living in segregated communities the chance to share their stories with the world.
We ran the registration and application process last week to select appropriate participants for the Future Voices International ambassador programme. We received an unprecedented number of applications from young people wanting to take part in the programme of workshops. After much hard work and advice from local youth workers we selected the 20 student ambassadors of the programme.
Our students vary in experience with communication media and have a wide age range from 10 yrs to 20 yrs old. We choose half the participants from the partner youth centre were working with and the other half from the wider community to help improve social cohesion and allow the participants to form new friendships.
The initial few days of workshops we ran involved many interaction exercises allowing the participants to get to know each other, and learn about each other’s strengths and weaknesses. All the participants are very excited by this opportunity to be able to express themselves without creative limitations.
We have many exciting activities planned for the next few weeks and we will be updating the site accordingly. We are introducing the participants to online blogging and online journalism and soon these updates will be coming directly from the participants themselves.