Street to Street
STREET TO STREET puts street youth in Freetown in touch with students in the UK via online video blogs. “it is a phenomenal insight and opportunity and it really did capture the kids’ interest”
“Street to Street has changed a demotivated and disinterested class into an engaged and captive audience………It fits perfectly with Citizenship and Geography themes in school, particularly in developing empathy and taking steps to overcome stereotypes in a way a one off DVD or textbook cannot” Chestnut Grove School.
S2S offers students worldwide the opportunity to engage directly with street youth in Sierra Leone, via video and an internet forum. 6 young people aged 12 – 16 in Freetown upload weekly videos, so students from several schools can respond, asking questions, building relationships or just cheering them on.
Ballack – named after a Chelsea footballer. His parents are dead. He had a few years schooling but could not afford to stay in school unsupported. He wants to be like Obama.
White Boy has no parents and little education. He washes cars for money and wants to go to school. As we have watched him grow he has become a great dancer but still struggles with reading and writing.