FUNTASIA’S SECOND SEMESTER IS ON!
We’re happy to announce the beginning of the second semester of after school classes at the Funtasia Cultural Centre in Luxor, Egypt.
Starting September 2016, our students will be introduced to different areas of life, including gardening, food production, and nutrition while experimenting with different art forms, such as painting and drawing; music (singing and drums) and the art of the word (writing and poetry).
Aiming to help the young people discover the world around them and tap into their creativity, the curriculum has been designed to enhance and support student’s proficiency in skills such as communication, empathy, recognition and celebration of personal and cultural differences, collaboration, conflict management, self-awareness, analytical thinking, initiative and self awareness and direction.
By offering a safe space for the students to discover their own unique voice and expression, while learning to respect others and develop interest in life-long learning, we aim for them to experience the satisfaction of having experimented with a variety of new skills while learning about the life cycle and food production – from planting, growth, and consumption to being part of the community.
About this curriculum:
The creation of ESF and its curriculum derives from the belief that all children have creative potential and should have access to artistic expression and cultural exchange, as a means of positive personal development and, ultimately, unlocking a better future. Arts and creativity are present in all areas of life and can be used as a foundation of transformative life education.
Inspired in the Creative Community Model (CCM), the framework of this curriculum has been designed by the Elisa Sednaoui Foundation and developed by our friends from PYE Global – Partners for Youth Empowerment, who have worked very closely with us in this program to provide children the most transformative, creative and rich experience.