Youth & Hip Hop Project – 2014 Report

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We have released 2014 Youth & Hip Hop Project Report; the full report can be downloaded in PDF format here:

Youth & Hip Hop Project – 2014 Report

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BACKGROUND

Between 2011 and 2013 Bayimba implemented the Youth & Hip Hop programme with support from the Royal Danish Embassy and CKU. The project was successfully implemented and had a great impact on the youth that participated. In 2014, a second phase of the Youth & Hip Hop programme was approved by CKU to run for an additional 3 years. The follow-up project seeks to contribute to enhancing youth inclusion by specifically empowering youth in Northern Uganda (covering West-Nile, Acholi, Lango, Teso and Karamoja) through a comprehensive capacity building programme, using Hip Hop culture that is specifically recognized as a powerful tool in attaining positive social change and is able to create bridges between ethnic groups, tribes, regions and states. The project therefore aims, on the one hand, to contribute to positive social change and bridge the differences and unify youth. On the other hand, the project seeks to generate employment and career opportunities for youth.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • to convey /artistic creative skills to youth
  • to convey (creative) entrepreneurial skills to youth
  • to build leadership skills and self-esteem among youth
  • to develop innovation amongst young people
  • to generate employment opportunities for youth
  • to enhance career chances of talented youth
  • to encourage collaborations between youth from different regions
  • to connect youth from Uganda with the wider world

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