In Rwanda, MAP aimed to influence national curricula and youth policy via working with the Rwanda Basic Education Board (REB) and other key educational and cultural organisations.
In September 2020, the University of Lincoln received a GCRF / Newton Fund Agile COVID-19 Rapid Response Award to develop MAP at Home. MAP at Home was an 18-month sub-project of MAP Network Plus, which focused on mental health support and community engagement in Rwanda during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Small Grant activities continued to explore the findings from the MAP at Home project through youth-led research projects between January 2022 – July 2022.
In 2023-2024 the policy initiatives involve bringing and directly engaging policy makers in the re-spinning of cultural art forms at specific events, such as the Girls’ Drumming festivals, and photo exhibitions.
Human and Humanity Club is a student’s club from Remera Protestant School. Their project, entitled “Advocacy on mental health care and sustainability”, aimed at advocating for children’s voice through arts.
Authors: Eric Ndushabandi, Victor Ntezirembo, and Sylvestre Nzahabwanayo. Edited by Helena-Ulrike Marambio Arts-based approaches to fostering dialogue have been increasingly used in peacebuilding efforts to advance reconciliation and healing in countries emerging from conflict. In Rwanda, Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) has promoted the inclusion and active participation of youth in national peace programmes since…