To commemorate the 31th anniversary of Bob Marley’s Legend album, The Bob Marley Foundation, 1Love Foundation, Ben and Jerry’s Partners for Youth Empowerment, among other partners have launched a youth empowerment initiative for the second year called The One Love Youth Camp. Thirty youth facilitators will benefit from a four day workshop, starting on January 28, 2016 and will run through to February 4, 2016.
The One Love Youth Camp training and camp program is based on a proven youth engagement model developed by Partners for Youth Empowerment – PYE Global (www.pyeglobal.org) that has been independently evaluated and replicated in 11 countries around the world.
One Love Youth Camp initiative that will be supported by highly experienced PYE Senior facilitators, will also offer facilitators a proven 4-day arts-based training programme where they will learn creative facilitation skills to lead dynamic and impactful programs that increase confidence, motivation and leadership in anticipation of the five day One Love Youth Camp set to run from July 12, 2016 to July 17, 2016 in St. Ann.
Sixty Students from Charlie Smith High, Bob Marley Primary and Junior High, Trench Town High, Haile Selassie High, Mico Practicing Primary and Junior high school and the Tivoli Gardens High School, will participate in the five day camp.
The One Love Youth Camp aims at continuing Bob’s legacy by using arts and creativity as a powerful tool for social change where it all started in Jamaica.
Alicia Williams of the Bob Marley Foundation stated “It is a pleasure for the Bob Marley Foundation to partner with 1Love Foundation, Ben and Jerry’s and Partners for Youth Empowerment on such a wonderful initiative geared towards youth development to celebrate the 31st anniversary of Bob Marley’s Album the Legend.
She continued, “This camp will contribute to continuing Bob Marley’s legacy of using arts and creativity as a powerful tool for social change and is consistent with Bob Marley’s desire to bring people together and create connections which is conveyed through his many travels and songs.”
The One Love Youth Camp initiative is funded through the sale of a special edition pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, donated to the project through the 1Love Foundation and offered for free to practitioners and youth.
For more details, please download this press release about the One Love Youth Camp.