The project in summary
Artistic workshops in favor of children and youths from at-risk communities in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
The project in detail
In 2017, Alta Mane supported the offering of artistic workshops (theatre, dance, music, body awareness and identity, puppetry, painting, creative writing and public play) in a youth centre located in a marginalized area of the city. Participants, 81 children and youths at social risk, also designed and created table games that develop logic and creativity. These workshops complemented formal education by stimulating critical, proactive and participatory thinking in children and youths, providing them with models that can be replicated in other communities. These same artistic workshops have been also provided to children from orphanages to demonstrate the importance of providing play and artistic space as a strategy in psycho-physical growth.
This organization was established in 2000 in the City of Guatemala and bases its work on arts, play and cultural expression to transform the conditions that perpetuate the exclusion of young people, improving their abilities and promoting their creative, critical and active participation in the cultural development of their communities.