Exploring Empathy Through Gender Role Reversal, Walking in the Shoes of Others, and the Arts!
In Movement brings about positive social change in disadvantaged Ugandan young people through the transformative power of the arts and imaginative education.
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In Movement: Art for Social Change
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La necesidad: ¿Cuál es el problema que tratas de solucionar?
The Ugandan educational system is based on an outdated British colonial model that focuses largely on rote memorization of facts. This model does little to develop more well-rounded individuals who have advanced emotional intelligence, utilize critical thinking skills to interpret the world and make wise decisions, and explore creativity to solve problems. As a result, Ugandan young people are inadequately prepared to be social change-makers in their society, which is faced with enormous challenges that require innovative and collaborative solutions based on empathy for others, cooperation and unity, and shared sacrifice.
La solución: ¿Cuál es tu solución? Sé específico.
In Movement’s arts education program harnesses the transformative power of creativity and the expressive arts to bring about social change in disadvantaged young people in Uganda. The program is a supplement to the regular academic education our students receive, and is offered after school, on Saturdays, and during school holidays. The 3-year program which enrolls 270 students in primary school ranging in age from 9 to 18, develops emotional intelligence, critical and divergent thinking, and creativity and imagination. Teaching empathy, positive virtues, and a culture of character is woven throughout the entire program, using the artistic mediums of drama, music, dance, visual arts, creative writing, circus arts and photography as platforms to reinforce these important ideas that are critical to child development.
El Modelo: Muéstranos a través de un ejemplo específico cómo tu solución hace una diferencia, incluye tus actividades primarias
In Movement holds four residential art camps a year, based on the Creative Community Model developed by Ashoka Fellow Charlie Murphy. These 5-day camps bring together 45 students and 20 adults, and are designed to promote intensive, lasting learning. When the students arrive at the camp to a creative and enthusiastic greeting, an atmosphere of joy is created, which sets the stage for open interaction between all camp participants. The camp begins with the creation of community agreements in which all camp participants give input. Learning activities at the camp include interactive art workshops, group discussions about topics such as empathy and relationship-building, small group sharing and counseling sessions known as “family group meetings” and evening activities such as theatre improvisation and a camp fire. The culminating event is an open microphone night which allows the students to perform and exhibit what has been learned during the course of the camp. Our camps, as well as all of the activities at our facility and in the community, are designed to strengthen bonds between people, promote diversity, build positive communication skills, encourage gratitude, support the idea of purpose-driven living, and celebrate life - all of which are essential elements of empathy.
El mercado: ¿Quiénes son tus pares y competidores? Identifica a otros que también estén trabajando para dar respuesta a las necesidades que tú abordas y en qué te diferencias de ellos. ¿Cuáles son los desafíos que estos jugadores podrían representar para tu éxito o crecimiento?
In Movement does not see other arts or youth-serving organizations in Uganda as competitors, but as potential partners. In Movement provides training intensives in creative facilitation to members of other organizations, as well as providing trainings for teachers and workers at our partner schools and orphanages from which we draw our students. In fact, we see these trainings as an emerging source of sustainable revenue for In Movement in the future, and so it is advantageous for us to promote our arts-based approach in working with young people in the larger community.
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In Movement brings about positive social change in disadvantaged Ugandan young people through the transformative power of the arts.
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In Movement uses the expressive arts to develop emotional intelligence, teamwork and cooperation, critical thinking, and creativity.
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¿Cuál ha sido el impacto de la solución hasta la fecha?
In Movement has held over 5,000 hours of classes and activities over 75 months, and has directly served over 1,500 students in our core program, and hundreds more in our outreach program. A testimonial given by our Form Six student Habiba Namusoke, says that because of In Movement’s program, she has overcome shyness and has improved self-confidence and public speaking/performance skills, she has discovered talents she never would have imagined she possessed, her English skills have improved, and she has taken on a leadership role as the Head Girl at Banunule Primary School. In addition, by challenging our students to think critically, and through the promotion of empathy, understanding and positive communication, In Movement is helping to shape future change-makers in Uganda like Habiba.
¿Cuál es tu impacto proyectado para los próximos 1-3 años?
In Movement plans to continue working with approximately 270 young people per year in our program, as well as partner with organizations from different areas of Uganda to spread our approach through trainings and collaborative events. We also plan to share our approach with 500 local primary school teachers, providing them with new methods for transferring knowledge using creative and imaginative techniques, new behavior modification strategies, and by sharing best practices. We will also be improving upon a new monitoring and evaluation system implemented in 2012 so that we can better assess the impact of our program on our students.
¿Qué barreras pueden dificultar el éxito de tu proyecto? ¿Cómo planean superarlas?
The primary barrier to In Movement’s success will be failure to sufficiently diversify our funding sources. Up until 2011, the majority of our funding came from a private donor in Spain, as well as the Spanish government. Due to the current economic crisis in Spain, however, In Movement is currently pursuing other sources of funding, including corporate social responsibility contributions, grants, and small donor campaigns.
Las iniciativas ganadoras presentan un plan fuerte de cómo van a alcanzar y realizar un seguimiento del crecimiento. Identifica tus metas a seis meses para el crecimiento de tu impacto
An “Empathy Arts Challenge” that will task the students with creating an art piece on a gender role-reversal scenario
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a las metas de seis meses.
Conduct group discussions around issues of gender in Uganda
Conduct arts activities and role play involving gender role reversal
Hold the "Empathy Arts Challenge", and have each group reflect on the process with the larger group to deepen understanding
¡Ahora piensa en grande! Identifica tu meta de impacto a 12 meses.
Students will create a "Walk in Someone Else's Shoes" installation and performance
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a tu meta de impacto a 12 meses
Discussion on the concept that everything is not always as it appears, and that everyone has a personal story
Students interview or research the stories of a person or group from a very different community/background
Interactive Installation and Performance - Students tell the stories of "Walking in Someone's Else's Shoes" using the arts
Historia de la fundación: Queremos saber acerca del momento en el que hiciste "¡Ajá!". Comparte la historia de dónde y cuándo el/los fundador(es) vio (vieron) el potencial de esta solución para cambiar el mundo.
Begoña Caparrós studied the use of the arts in social development and served as a research scholar at Stanford for a project involving human movement. Her experience working with vulnerable groups through her studies and her interest in Africa led her to Uganda to research, along with local artists, the impact of creative exploration on disadvantaged communities. In her 3-month pilot project, there were many transformational moments with the children and artists in which she felt positive impact. There was a particular moment, however, in which a boy, who had been extremely quiet and withdrawn throughout the activities was able to show her a terrible wound on his back, and ask for help. To her, these activities allowed him to find his voice.
Cuéntanos sobre tus alianzas.
In Movement has numerous strong partnerships, including the youth-serving organizations Partnership for Youth Empowerment led by Ashoka Fellow Charlie Murphy, Breakdance Project Uganda, and Create Peace Project. We also partner with Alliance Francais Kampala and the Goethe Institute Kampala to promote the arts locally. We have 6 partner schools/orphanages from which we draw our students. We are also exploring strategic partnerships with Ugandan government institutions to investigate possibilities for funding and improved service delivery.
¿Qué tipo de equipo (personal, voluntarios, etc.) te asegurará que logres las metas de crecimiento identificadas en la sección de Impacto social/i>?
In Movement has a talented and committed team of 13 creative facilitators specializing in 6 different artistic disciplines, and with training in the multiple intelligences, including emotional intelligence. We also have an American consultant to help implement and fine tune a new curriculum that has been developed for 2012-2014. Our management team overseeing the project consists of a program manager as well as a country director, both with teaching experience.
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In Movement needs pro bono expertise in carrying out a highly effective online small donor campaign. We could also use pro bono services for development of additional systems in Salesforce, including organizational inventory and staff and volunteer time sheets. We always welcome highly trained artist-educators who can provide professional development.