Imagine a team of experienced young catalysts driving the Dance4Life empowerment model in every country we work. Now stop imagining. Our Trainers4Life already do that.
Our Trainers4Life provide training to peers on creative empowerment techniques. Youth sexuality is a complex issue, especially when dealing with different social norms in diverse countries. So our Trainers4Life co-create the Dance4Life model with our local partners, addressing day to day realities of young people in a practical way in each country we work. These co-created tools, manuals, curricula, and methods deliver the Dance4Life empowerment model int he most effective way possible.
Working with a cascading model of Trainers4Life and Champions4Life enables us to work on a larger scale and in a more cost effective manner. It contributes to the sustainability of our organization, expands collaboration and fulfills our promise of youth participation through co-creation.
In 2016 eight trainers4life from five countries were selected. The team comprises of pioneers in creative methodologies for peer empowerment to stimulate and promote change from within. The trainers4life had a big say in shaping the model by actively co-designing the tools, manuals and curriculums to support the change we want to see in the world.