Our approach is based on theories and practices of Culture and Arts for change. Creative and art-based activities have been identified as powerful means to trigger reflection, personal and social change, healing and empowerment.

Art is used as an innovative tool for opening dialogue among people coming from different groups and backgrounds, for building bridges and providing a creative, common ground from which new ideas and relationships are sown.

Powerful artistic means are used, such as Body mapping, Spatial mapping, Placemaking, Participatory Theatre, Photovoice alongside with more traditional ones like Storytelling and Poetry. It creates a culture of exchange, tolerance and respect for diversity and opportunities for the participants and the public for meaningful dialogue, engagement with public spaces and for gaining awareness and confidence in their capacities and role as agents of change in the society.

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Coordinate interventions, consultations with all actors involved, lobbying and advocacy.


Empower people to express voices and ideas and to take the lead in changing negative behaviours in society.

Sustainability and local

Empower target groups to own and lead an inclusive process of development and change. Ensuring open communication and trust, cultural sensitivity, accessibility for all.

Target Groups

  • target 1 CSOs in the cultural sector
  • target 4 Local authorities
  • target 3 Teachers and mentors of primary schools
  • target 4 Girls and boys of primary schools
  • target 5 Young men and women including artists and professionals in the cultural sector
  • target 6 Community opinion leaders, agents of
    change and
    community members

Total of 4.308 direct beneficiaries from Mogadishu and Galkayo, specified as follow:

  • 65 Academy of Science and Arts Staff and other CSOs members.
  • 15 Local authorities’ members.
  • 48 Teachers and mentors of primary schools of Mogadishu and Galkayo.
  • 720Girls and boys of primary schools in Mogadishu and Galkayo.
  • 220Young men and women of urban centres of Mogadishu and Galkayo.
  • 240Community opinion leaders, agents of change and community members.