Creative leadership Program
Creative leadership program
- Creative facilitation training; for sustainable purposes, we train our promising youth in the methodology of our Creative Community Model. Taking them through the principles of the art of creative facilitation such as topic-based research, activity development, lesson/workshop designing and planning, classroom management, peer to peer coaching, class debriefing and evaluation, facilitation and using art, games and dialogue as tools for learning. This way we always have young people who have been through the program develop as the next leaders/facilitators.
- Artistic talent development;
- Dance: Based in Uganda – East Africa, we dig into the roots of a rich and diverse culture of movement and sounds of the African decent and openly embrace the foreign dance vocabularies to create our own artistic identity and expression. We are developing a training model (curriculum) that incorporates a variety of dance techniques and genres to produce versatile dance artists, while focusing on performance, pedagogy and choreography.
- Music: Music is a very powerful learning and teaching tool in our programs. It has the power to evoke authentic emotions and connect people. We use music to build teams and meaningful relations, expression and entertainment.
- Theater/Creative writing: We use theater and creative writing to develop imagination, creativity, presenting and role-playing different aspects of society to create awareness and understanding of our environment. Our emerging poets will captivate, feed your soul, ignite and thrill your mind.
- Film and Photography: With over 8years of experience in film and photography production, script writing, casting and location scouting, we train and produce documentary, adverts, NGO promotion videos and TV interviews.
3. International exchange programs; Since 2014, we have been taking part in International youth work development and capacity building projects co-funded by European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme. This offers a great opportunity to our youth and youth workers to explore, learn and share best practices and tools of non-formal education learning in multicultural spaces around the World, mostly in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.
Creative empowerment program
Soul-Xpressions’ experience in non-formal education and youth programs stretches from 2009 with In Movement: Art For Social Change. We have adapted our facilitation training model to the Creative Community Model designed by Partners for Youth Empowerment Global (PYE – Global) from the United States. We incorporate the arts and sports tools focusing on character, behavioral and personal development, leadership, community service and creatively facilitate individuals to realize and develop their inherent talents and gifts.
We have segmented our program activities into three (3) themes. These are the participatory and exploration portals through and with which we explore, experience, understand and reconnect to life to build meaningful relationship. They are the foundation on which we develop, design and implement our program activities offering an opportunity to the facilitator and participants to go on a journey to seek, debate, question, discover, remember and share their truth and new discoveries without blame or judgment. The goal is to work outside of the notions of “right” and “wrong” that often stem from negative/prejudiced conditions or mindsets, to awaken and develop the power/potential and talents in each individual. To foster creativity and cultivating the power of presence, imagination, compassion, curiosity, awe, hope, wonder and love.
The map of the journey is a circular one, not vertical or horizontal. It starts and comes back to the individual self or Identity. Always asking the questions. “Who am I? and What is my purpose?”
Using the tools of music, dance, story telling, creative writing, visual arts and mediation practice and sports, we set on an adventure to engage with our senses, thoughts and emotions to offer a means with which a soul can express it’s light, shadows and truth and create who it wants to become with all that exists now.
- Description This is the past, present and future presentation, expression or definition of our feelings, thoughts and actions in relation to the elements that support our human experience. We refer to this in our learning environment as the process not a found object. A process to remember, create and become who we want to become.
- Concepts: History (What was), The Present (What is) and The Future (What will be)
- Components: (a) On the surface, this is when we explore and learn of that which was given without our consent, choice or asking. The part that we inherit from those that gave birth to our physical nature and how the outside world defines us. (b) The layer beneath. Here we explore the part that is covered deep which was there before the physical (Body) existence. The mind and Soul (Spirit). Through new discoveries and remembering, we want to charge our will and intention to create that which we want to become (be identified with/by) through informed choices, consciousness, opportunities, expression and freedom.
- Description That which surrounds us in the physical and spiritual aspects of life. The seen and unseen elements that affect our being, thought, emotions and actions. That which offers reflections to look critically deep inside and outside to acknowledge, accept, bless and realize our purpose in life. We refer to this in our learning experiences as the The support for the realization and creation of who we want to become and our life purpose.
- Concept: Inter-connection and isolation; Matter (Form), Elements (Support) and Energy (Support’s support)
- Components: Composition (What is it made of?). Evolution/growth (Where is it coming from and what is it becoming). Sustainability (How is/will it still be here and how long).
- Extend healing and restoration of balance to all that gives life coordination, rhythm and flow. Health is a state of being which can be achieved through attention, awareness, conscious choices and actions.
- Concepts: Mind (Which/what state is my mind?), Body (What/which state is my body?) and Soul (How centered/awake is my soul/spirit?)
- Components: Changes (What is happening?) Challenges (Am I comfortable or not?) Possibilities (What are the alternatives?) and Choices/Actions (What do I do or not do about it?)