IntergenerationJune 22, 2016 2020-02-17 3:15
Ensibuko is backed on the concept of bringing back our ancestral traditional cultures to life, redefine them and blend them into the modern culture. In this, we seek knowledge and understanding of art in our ancestry history. We help young people and the old generation to find a common ground to share and exchange artistic knowledge, cultural history as we contribute to bridging the gap between generations. This program was brought to life after the EAF team realized that the biggest population of young people in the communities she serves had ignored and abandoned their ancestral cultures and traditions and yet the old generation had a negative perspective about the urban cultures. As a movement that strives to preserve our culture and still embrace diversity, Watch a short documentary film
We invented this program so that young people can facilitate dance classes to elders, with the aim to bridge the gap between generations through creative arts, mostly dance. Young people provide dance classes to elders (40+), for a health purpose and help them become fit or maintain their fitness. Due to the high interaction level between generations, dance is used to change the mind-set towards young people, and for both young and elders to connect and share artistic and cultural knowledge.
The inter-generation Program is a research project for our students and Residents.