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‘We are about two metres tall’

02.07.2014

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/2013_08_25_KosvoStiltPerformance.jpgFollowing last year’s successful launch of the theatre on stilts project ‘Merula’ in Kosovo, the team gathers again in July to advance their skills and stage a performance on August 1 and 2, a tale that places a couple of young heroes and dreamers in exile.

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‘We can do it all’

07.07.2013

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/2012_11_Nepal_Felix.jpgIn 2012 XCP landed in Nepal for the first time, carrying out amazing activities, which bridged different worlds: East and West, young and old, students and teachers, the Deaf and the hearing.

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Restoring hope in Kawangware

13.04.2012

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/Streetchildren_00.jpgXchange Perspectives (XCP) and its thirteen partners rally to bring the issues of street children up to the surface of Kenyan society and politics. This is an initiative to bring up the voice of Kenya’s street children so that their rights are no longer ignored. It as well aims at sharing knowledge and skills with some of the many street children in Kenya.

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Arts, culture and peacebuilding

17.02.2012

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/Art_Peace_01.jpgIn recent years, arts-based approaches to conflict transformation have gained increased attention and prominence from a range of disciplines. There is an ever increasing number of individuals and civil society organisations utilising the arts for the positive transformation of societal conflicts. Since 2005, Xchange Perspectives has been active in South Sudan, working at the nexus of arts, culture and peacebuilding.

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Club Infantil - Nicaraguan kids in action

09.11.2011

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/Jinotega_Kai_01.jpgA future where we are all aware of the conditions of marginalized segments of society and their potential! For the past eighteen years, the Club Infantil in Jinotega, Nicaragua has been dedicating considerable time and effort working along the lines of this vision. An Xchange Perspectives member recently volunteered for over three month, supporting Nicaraguan kids in action.

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A beat for peace - 'Salam Bada'

30.03.2011

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/Peace_At_Last.jpgPeace as a state of being transfuses all levels of life from the
social and the political, to the ethical and the spiritual. The interconnectedness of all these realms is essential to identify and grasp, as acting on one level influences and shapes all others. And where does peace start? It starts from the heart, as Lost Boy, a musician supported by Xchange Perspectives sings.

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Passing crucial information to the people of Magwi

24.03.2011

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/Radio_Magwi_01.jpg "A radio station that improves the standard of living and passes crucial information to the people of Magwi." Initiated and implemented by Xchange Perspectives for DED, the Rural Youth Voices Project Magwi supports people to share their views through music, radio, and print productions. Radio Magwi FM 92.5 builds channels of dialogue for exchanging knowledge and visions, an essential pillar of peace.

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Making their voices heard

23.03.2011

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/Vote_01.jpg"Let's participate actively with all our hearts. Life is more important than anything else. And life can only be in unity", Johnsonic sings for the whole Sudan to vote peacefully. This music video, produced by Xchange Perspectives for mict, brings in simple words what the elections meant to the people of Southern Sudan: Having their voices heard.

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Uncovering meanings and underpinnings of conflict

22.03.2011

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/Conflict_01.jpgAlthough 'conflict' is a word used frequently, its hidden meanings and underpinnings are not easily uncovered. This video, produced by Xchange Perspectives, outlays the thoughts of the 2008 EPU students on conflict, its forms, ways to transform it and the role of each one of us in turning conflict into opportunity.

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A school day with Diana

21.03.2011

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/Diana_02.jpg"I dream of being a doctor", Diana says with a smile. Many children share this same dream, many however have to struggle as much as she does to make their dreams come true. This documentary film reflects one day in the life of a 13 year-old Sudanese school girl, Diana, who stands exemplary for many others. Produced by Xchange Perspectives for EED and SEZ, the film brings us closer to understanding the hopes of thousands of girls in Sudan.

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