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'Positive Vibes from the Sahel' op de Afrikadag in het KIT Amsterdam

Op zaterdag 13 april vindt de jaarlijkse Afrikadag plaats in het Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen in Amsterdam.

 

Both ENDS en Voice 4 Thought verzorgen daar samen een workhop (voertaal Engels), genaamd

 

'Positive vibes from the Sahel: from regreening to slam poetry'

 

Facilitator: Andrew Makkinga

 

The Sahel region from Chad to Senegal is often seen in the Netherlands as an immensely dry, infertile area where extremists and smugglers serve and where hunger thrives. But there is so much more to tell about the Sahel region.

 

Over the last decades, a large number of positive social initiatives have been taken up both in the cities and in rural areas. Initiatives that create and stimulate self-esteem, culture, education, climate resilience and prosperity.

 

Young people are often the driving force behind these movements, which is not surprising considering that almost 70 percent of the population in a country like Niger is under the age of 25.

 

In this workshop Both ENDS and Voice4Thought want to tell the other story of the Sahel by highlighting some of these positive initiatives, and by showing how they are interlinked and part of a larger, bottom up movement in this area.

 

Hope to see you there!

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