Valuing Life Project

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Valuing Life is a creative early intervention programme, encouraging reflection, intergenerational and intercultural dialogue. Delivered to schools, parents and the wider community, Valuing Life brings delivery partners together to raise young people’s aspirations, ambition and agency, moving them away from negative choices, towards positive ones that will shape their lives, families and the communities around them.

Programme aims:

  • To prevent children and young people aged 8-13 from involvement in activities related to negative peer groups and/or violent criminal behaviours
  • To engage young people aged 14-17 who are known to be in the early stages of gang related activities, or on the cusp of criminal behaviours, to direct them towards positive pathways.

Bringing people together in group settings, Valuing Life will use creative practice as a safe and enjoyable way to explore important themes, while potentially navigating challenging subjects, thoughts, and feelings. Proposed creative mediums will include: Painting, Photography, Filmmaking, Poetry, Creative writing and Creative Thinking. With the support and encouragement of skilled creative practitioners, children and adults are invited to explore the possibilities for intergenerational healing across present and future generations.

For more information about Valuing Life, please contact Errol Donald.