This post is based on a conversation with two boys who came to visit the ISL on Thursday February 5 2015. The conversation started when I tried to stop the two boys from calling another boy a “batty boy” (homosexual). They were shouting at him in a threatening manner. I stopped them and also asked … Continue reading Sexual activity, Awareness and Health among boys in Low income families in Jamaica
Di Institute for Social Leadership( ISL) was started in December 2013. After one year we decided to ask Uche Onobe his thoughts on the space and to share with us what the space means to him.
Dem call Bellevue pon mi bredren. Is a good yute, him love meditation like me, but when people nuh understand you, when dem nuh know weh u a do innah a life dem waan use yuh and treat u like how dem feel fi treat you. My brethren always in a him house. cause him … Continue reading Dem call Bellevue pon mi bredren- Mental Health among inner-city yutes
Our facilitator Umoja comes to the ISL on Wednesdays. He uses drama to work with the youth. Today I observed a Dance/movement routine he ask the youth to do at the beginning of the class. I was playing Need by Brookly Funk Essentials before he started. He asked me to continue because he liked the … Continue reading The importance of dance and movement in youth learning activities