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MOBILISING YOUTH FOR EVANGELISM THROUGH THE ARTS. South Africa holistically represented by 100 youth (5-15 years). 80  are Black 9  are White 9  are Coloured 2  are Indian. 75  attend township schools 53  will continue until grade 12 36  will complete it 8  will go onto University.

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South africa holistically represented by 100 youth 5 15 years
South Africa holistically represented by 100 youth (5-15 years)

  • 80 are Black

  • 9 are White

  • 9 are Coloured

  • 2 are Indian

75 attend township schools

53 will continue until grade 12

36 will complete it

8 will go onto University


South africa holistically represented by 100 youth 5 15 years1
South Africa holistically represented by 100 youth (5-15 years)

50 live below the poverty line

50 will not work in the future

18 are HIV positive

2 head a household

3 have had abortions

41 have had sex

29 are regularly sexually active


South africa holistically represented by 100 youth 5 15 years2
South Africa holistically represented by 100 youth (5-15 years)

6 have used cocaine

11 have used heroin

6 use club drugs

11 have used inhalants

23 are binge drinkers

21 smoke cigarettes

17 have tried to commit suicide

14 are in a gang

17 have recently carried a weapon

8 have forced someone to have sex


South africa holistically represented by 100 youth 5 15 years3
South Africa holistically represented by 100 youth (5-15 years)

0 have lived under structural apartheid

100 live with its economic effects


Who do we serve
WHO DO WE SERVE? years)

  • Inner City Children and Youth (age 4-23)

    • Will focus on High School and up today

  • Entire Family Income < R3000

  • Broken Family structures

  • Combination of South African & non-South African


Challenges for inner city youth
CHALLENGES FOR INNER-CITY YOUTH years)

World view

Influences/Exposure

Family structure

Socio economic

Logistics

Space


Mes youth enrichment
MES YOUTH ENRICHMENT years)

Joshua Service Year Team

A2J Youth Group

After School Programmes

Youth Clubs

  • Preschool Outing

  • Gr. 1-3 Outing

  • Gr. 4-6 Hiking Trip

  • Gr. 7 Camp

  • Teen Camp

  • Joshua Orientation Camp

  • Botswana Outreach (for Joshuas and A2J)

  • Outward Bound (for Joshuas)

  • A2J Practice Camp

Events & Camps

  • Musical Stage Production

  • Talent Show

  • 10 Days of HOPE – Outreach


Strategy to reach them
STRATEGY TO REACH THEM years)

ACADEMIC (RESOURCES)

ARTS

FELLOWSHIP

(SPORT)


Evangelism
EVANGELISM years)

  • Perceptions

  • Contagious Christianity

  • Open Air Outreaches


Why the arts
Why the Arts? years)

  • Mindshift

  • Life Skills Practical Skills

  • Relationship Building

  • Culturally relevant

  • FUN


The arts
The Arts years)

Alta Krige:

Volunteer Consultant for MES Youth Enrichment Programme for all matters pertaining to the Arts


What do we do
WHAT DO WE DO? years)

Dancing (Street, Hip-hop)

Captain Traffic (Road Safety Programme)

The Prodigal Son (Street theatre)

A girl called HOPE (Musical)


How do we do it
HOW DO WE DO IT years)

Writing and Choreography (workshop)

Times of practices

(ASP’s, after dark, exams – keep parents happy)

A typical practice (2 hours, 1h30min)

Learn, practise, polish, performance

ENERGY

Pep talk & Prayer


Preparation
PREPARATION years)

Script

Choreography

Workshop method with leader

Stage

Resources


Rehearsals
REHEARSALS years)

Holiday week

3 weeks in between

Acting Tuesdays & Thursdays

Singing Mondays & Wednesdays

Saturday Ensemble

Long weekend practice


Marketing
MARKETING years)

Posters & Word of Mouth

Focus of each show

Friday Matinee – Schools

Friday Evening – Parents and Community

Saturday Afternoon - Supporters and Friends of Ministry


The theatre
THE THEATRE years)

Theatre Orientation

Sound and Light scripts

Make-up

Stage Management

Discipline

Challenges of shared building

School pick-ups


Evaluation
EVALUATION years)

Audience Feedback

Cast Feedback



Working philosophy
WORKING PHILOSOPHY years)

Time and Resource Management

Commitment

Excellence

Skill levels

Mentoring

Task vs People

Flexibility


Let s talk
LET’S TALK years)


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