Some of the most important activities of Youth Acrobata World were the ones that directly involved the participants from Kenya and Colombia: after each training course, they returned to their countries with the aim of training other dozens young artists to spread the good practices of the project, increase social and professional inclusion and test and validate the formative path.
Sarakasi has been working for years with young people coming from difficult social situations and well know the potential of social circus Youth Acrobata World wants to develop.
In Nairobi, youth workers are tasked in a very complex way. Young people living in poor areas face everyday struggles that jeopardize their life, safety and working opportunities, so that their wish is to re-establish care and emotion in areas devastated by poverty and inequalities. Kenyan youth workers are demanding competences in order to find out how to comfort suffering families in poor areas, how to educate a community where 75% of people are under 30, discourage violence and crime, and restore faith in future within their communities.
Youth Acrobata World intervened in this situation on two levels: selecting youth workers coming from disadvantaged areas and letting them become trainers for other young people from the poorest regions of Kenya. The first workshop in Nairobi took place from 25/10/21 to 05/11/21. These homecoming trainings were a formative experience restitution: the youth workers involved in the project gave lessons to other 40 young artists in their country, spreading the competences to face the modern live show labor market.
These activities created the condition to improve social inclusion, professional growth and opportunity for a better-quality life through training.
In this way, the project involved several participants with fewer socio-cultural and economic opportunities, including persons with educational difficulties and economic obstacles. The mobility activities (training of technical skills and workshop for professional orientation) unlocked positive attitudes in the participants, especially stimulating the perception that the unfavorable condition does not necessarily preclude growth and professional opportunities and, above all, demonstrating that the possibilities of participation into the social life it is not precluded and that their condition is taken in serious consideration not only at the assistance level but also the civil society and policy makers.