What does the programme do?
The programme aims to provide youngsters with a profound understanding of their own potential.
Develop language and powers of expression
Develop the capacity to make positive decisions
Develop comprehension and critical thinking
Plan and execute service projects
How does it work?
Every week, a group of 10 junior youth or so meet with their animators for a period of 1 to 2 hours.
Junior youth read stories that help develop their powers of expression, critical thinking skills, and comprehension skills. The content of the stories is intended to help junior youth make positive decisions by exploring concepts such as kindness, justice, and honesty.
Junior youth also engage in complementary activities such as arts, drama and sports
What is an Animator?
An animator is an older youth, who is usually in the upper years of high school or university and assists the junior youth in their journey through the programme.
Older youth tend to make excellent animators as they find it easy to treat junior youth not as children, but as equals, and encourage them to ask questions, learn about society
All animators are considered volunteers. They undergo regular training and background checks
Is there a cost to attend?
There is no cost to attend the programme.
Diana, a 16 year old animator, shares her experience mentoring a junior youth group in her community.
While society often represents this age range as a tumultuous period in one's life; this programme sees in these young people altruism, a sense of justice, eagerness to learn about the world, and a desire to contribute to the construction of a better world.