In January 2013, as a result of the success of the Inside Out Poster Project, we were given a full page each week in the leading national newspaper, The Stabroek News, for a youth page called WE SEE – written by the WITNESS Project youth based on their own experiences of how the violence they see affects them. The youth also created their own newspaper page marketing campaign that they take directly to the public in shopping and business areas, and in schools, to get the word out.
Using the art form of writing to tell their stories gives the youth another medium to get their message out while gaining a growing sense of self-worth. The project has developed into an after school literacy/journalism program in various regions.
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