In Usme, a neighborhood south of Bogotá where many refugees from the civil war have found a home, Shine a Light supported two groups of young "desplazados" to develop video groups. The "Young Researchers" filmed the part of their community that are often forgotten.
Social Impact - Key Project Data
- 79% of projects changed government policy in a progressive direction.
- 63% of participating youth became leaders in their community.
- 83% of participants became mentors to other kids.
- 38% of participants went on to higher education.
All the films of the two research groups (Usmecultura and Aclarando Pensamiento) are available at http://jovenesinvestigadoresusme.blogspot.com
Project done in collaboration with Taller de Vida.
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