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“A different Triangle Youth empowerment under a rainbow of hope” e.p.a. Tri-continental Youth Exchange Project This Tricontinental Youth Exchange Recife / Brasil

Project involved young people from Accra / Ghana

Kingston / Jamaica

Praia / Cape Verde

Cartagena / Colombia

Málaga / Spain

St. Domingo / Dominican Republic

Lisbon / Portugal

2008

the cities of:

Donegal / Irland Liverpool / U.K. Amsterdam / Netherlands Hamburg / Germany


Tri-continental Youth Exchange in the City of Recife 16th - 21st October 2008

me all ty much the sa et pr g in ok lo t for a Airports are e in Recife. Bu on e th so ld ing a over the wor ecial by receiv sp ry ve e m ca over moment it be ople from all pe g un yo h it big group w me plane ... ved all in the sa ri ar ho w pe ro Eu by our mly welcomed ar w as w p ou er to be After this gr ait all togeth w to d ha playing hosts, they d they started an . .. s bu a picked up by ! the airport. Wow and dancing in America) rica, Europe, Af m ro (f e w otel, the And when er in the H th ge to l al banner have been ing - with a lm he w er ov as with a welcome w over 60 bags . .. d an s st b o ys from our ho r g ir ls an d fo n g si de young d if fe re n t os, one of the rl Ca is Lu by kshop of HANDMADE! a fashion wor in ks or w people who em. Casa de Passag

Arrivals and Welcome


Tri-continental Youth Exchange in the City of Recife 16th - 21st October 2008

The City of Recife

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Expression ... body work ... dancing!


Tri-continental Youth Exchange in the City of Recife 16th - 21st October 2008 friendship

place of never take the Language will ese two th and during communication a little d friendships an amazing weeks at. he al in the tropic love blossomed r Tr ith at af te r ou We are su re sages es m t change Projec will continental Ex le ng ia rners of the tr and from all the co y jo g in ean ... to br ts. fly over the oc an ip ic rt ship to all pa ongoing friend ... what’s going on ow kn to t an w You -website: check the e.p.a. www.go-epa.org


Tri-continental Youth Exchange in the City of Recife 16th - 21st October 2008 Intercultural actions

From each of the three co n ti n en ts a n at u ra l dr um m in g ab il it y w as evident most days during our Internatio nal Youth Exchange. Look ing back is was a whirl win d of color, movement and passion ... presented in fo lklore.


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Intercultural actions


Tri-continental Youth Exchange in the City of Recife 16th - 21st October 2008

the a sauna It w a s l i ke cond hen in the se community kitc e 12 er w em de Passag house of Casa e best d to cook th nations battle nniest st looking, fu tasting, odde ine. It delicious cuis smelling and there delight ... but was a culinary wash volunteers to were very few ... up afterwards

Intercultural actions


Tri-continental Youth Exchange in the City of Recife 16th - 21st October 2008

e the Play highlights wer Some of the ildren of ing with the ch Actions: Twinkl rk and Pa em in a City Casa de Passag . a cat .. visits in Recife waste during project ed cl s made of recy local walk in clothe a h it er clothes w pics and real design ym Ol e ... Alternativ na ai women’s group ag d play is still an ra l tu on a beach ... ul rc ea ns of in te w on de rf ul m and happiness! understanding

Play actions


Tri-continental Youth Exchange in the City of Recife 16th - 21st October 2008

Accommodation

t places: the three differen Recife, We stayed in r city Hotel in ne In an in k first wee st project and ance to our ho k in a in walking dist The second wee . .. re nt ce ic to a the histor Farinha close ia ar M in l te family ho last two days lantic ... The here we river and the At lonial town, w co d ol e th , ing two in Olinda uate our amaz al ev d an ct fle could re biente. quil tropical am weeks in a tran hotels ged: All three ile iv pr ry ve e n of We wer l s a s a s ig a e d d o o g do and o f f e re d ork our hosts w e th of on ti ngle” apprecia r “Different tria ou d un fo ey th because uito bacana!” Youth Project “m


Tri-continental Youth Exchange in the City of Recife 16th - 21st October 2008

Project visits


Tri-continental Youth Exchange in the City of Recife 16th - 21st October 2008 ts mmunity Projec t Youth and Co s en rt er ki ff ts di ou x Si e d to on th We were invite d communities ge ta s. an m ar dv sa en di op d t interest and in neglected an eeted with grea gr e er w d an of Recife munity ople and com pe g un yo n, of their eds of childre of the wealth s ce en ri We met Hundr pe ex ng shared some hbourhood, tryi activists: They ork in the neig r w ei al Th ic lit . .. po d an nditions co ng vi li cultural, social g in cieties the challeng their civil so h is ur to improve no d be to develop an it means to commitment amples what ex ve ga d an all impressed us ! ed er empow r the portunities fo op t ea gr so the 12 visits were al icipants from rt pa e th The project d An ifferent of our project. ors of the “D ad ss ba “valorisation” am ic asked: ere enthusiast and sad, when d se as rr other cities w ba em ?” t felt a bit Youth Exchange Triangle” ... bu tri-continental a in e at ip ic rt pa “When can we

Project visits


Tri-continental Youth Exchange in the City of Recife 16th - 21st October 2008

Workshops

Our Workshops took place in many differen t places: an introduction to the work of Casa de Pass agem at thei r main seat, an other one by Sandrinha to the history of slavery in Re cife during a walk in a city park, in the rooms of the Hotels ... in co m m un it y h al ls , us ua ll y sitting on on e of the mos t globalised pr oducts: plasti c chairs ... som etimes even fo r a small worki ng group on comfortable ra ttan settees in a Hotel Foyer.

usually g people were ... and as youn ation and tas - concentr the protagonis aranteed... interest were gu from the ating groups All 12 particip ed two ts had prepar three continen r group, introduce thei workshops to they do, y and the work their communit different our Theme: “A and second on t under a h empowermen Triangle - Yout re th ey ho pe.. .. � w he ra in bo w of a variety hers group in involved the ot ethods... of interactive m


Tri-continental Youth Exchange in the City of Recife 16th - 21st October 2008

Workshops tivity of riety and crea The great va uce the od tr to in ds ho et m ng worki ps were in the worksho es em th t en only differ They were not : ul rf de on w y made simpl openers� and n ai br d an r so “eye with each othe d an om fr ng learni so proved easant, they al much more a pl ea lt h of w sh ar e a n ca e w human th at ledge and our ow kn , ce en ri expe resources...


Tri-continental Youth Exchange in the City of Recife 16th - 21st October 2008 Workshops

ps w as th e w or ks ho ng ri du n io Co m m un ic at erent ways: achieved in diff methods gizers, playful er en ng ri du • Non verbal emes introduce the th to es ch et sk d an d we had os” - a metho ch hi oc “c in n l, w he re • Translatio ag o in B ra zi s ar ye y an corners le ar ne d m l whispering in lle ra pa t re rp te colleagues in - as it was d the pleasure ha e w e m ti the three • And this c triangle - in ti is gu lin al ur /Brazilian, also a cult : Portuguese ps ou gr ge ua main lang anish English and Sp


Tri-continental Youth Exchange in the City of Recife 16th - 21st October 2008 Murals

we leave e wish: Could tl lit a d ha em eir yard? Casa de Passag sad walls in th e th on s ur lo some co ndings, sh the surrou lli be em : th bo leave a We could do from work and d an to ay w eir ange. accompany th s after the exch ie or em m of w rainbo d all the d the walls an he as w te hi w d an cture of They prepared ay to leave a pi w n ow r ei th t of ng our groups though sage concerni es m e tl lit a d exciting their group an creative and ry ve a . .. e Triangle them ! ce en experi

Workshops


Tri-continental Youth Exchange in the City of Recife 16th - 21st October 2008

Workshops Th er e w er e so m e w or ks ho ps prepared by the trainers. The fo cu s w as on cr ea ti n g th e conditions for awareness rais ing of the young pa rticipants ... and indeed during the fe ed back sessions , the verbal and written evalua tion the youn g people expres sed how mov ed th ey w er e, ho w m uc h th ey learned to thin k and reflect, how encouraged th ey felt to beco me empowered; fa cing the long an d hurtful histor y of slavery and slave trade ho w human they felt: enjoying the pr ofound knowle dge of being “ALL equal and AL L different�. Read their com ments ... young people are the best evaluators!


Tricontinental Youth Exchange Recife 2008