Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?
Literacy levels are pretty high leading to organisational issues among the CBO members, meanwhile structured conversations have helped shift perceptions in witholding of information, avoidance of speaking up at meetings for fear of being seen as not knowlegeable. Meanwhile more could be done in managing or sourcing of resources for Early Childhood Development initiatives, organising or implementing Waste Management activities including recycling done by different young people in health clubs. We have also been helping people see opportunity where they consistently experience resignation and speak of their problems more ofetn rather than vision solutions to them. The young people seem to live in an environment where they often feel incomplete and not worthy. Speaking about thier issues sitting in a circle out in the forest helps them liberate some of the heaviness of doing tis work in their "backyard". Governance issues continue to top the list as youth grapple with group dynamics, issues of attention creating disciplinary issues.
Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!
My idea involves facilitating workshop processes to groups of young people(20 per six-to-nine month session period)selected from existing Community Based Organisations and to explore the inner landscape of the individual young boy and girl(16 till 35 years of age) highlighting how their (thoughts, drivers, motivators, values, attitudes, goals, feelings, emotions, inner individual belief systems, assumptions, perceptions, expectations, choices and decisions) formulate strategies of engagement with the self and outside environment in as far as they influence relationships with HIV/AIDS, climate change and collective wisdom in their community. The issues that will be solved include capacity building, gender inequality, low literacy levels among them, denial of impact on environment, stigma, blame, hidden agendas, ineffective leadership and promiscuity among the young men of the community and bring them into conversations with their girl counterparts in dialogue about HIV/AIDS as well as patriarchal dominance, relationship dysfunctional beliefs that hinder integration of the community or perpetuate apathy to do something about healing the community.Using the impact of speaking in a circle, where every participant is 'seen' and valued, we tap into the individual personal potential, patience, perseverance, vision and innovation to make inroads into resistance, avoidance, apathy and shame that we assume seems to be holding back many of our communities from coming forward with solving issues within their communities.Workshop proceses help us break through the belief barrier system of participants that are currently preventing the community from being successful, then we clarify with them their most important values and help them learn to overcome values conflicts while together we identify their true and ultimate values then align the values with the version of success that means true to these youths and help them choose to be successful and remain on this path.