The ORIGIN Programme starts with the Earth element. Below is a glimpse into how the programme started this year.
From Wed 3rd – 24th March 2010 (6.30-9pm) the young people and their parents attended Orientation Workshops.
The first image below is an Oware tournament workshop for the young men who are interested in enrolling onto the programme and below that are two pictures from Taster Workshops for parents and young people. The last image is of the 2nd workshop that focused on building trust and communication.
On the 31st March, both the young people and their parent/s or Carer considered the big question, “do you want to continue with the programme?” The response has been excellent.
Session: X-MEN presentation looking at the messages in the film as it relates to race, power politics and how we all have special and often hidden powers.
Anything else? Oh yes,… you’re not on your own…
ORIGIN Graduates meet this year’s ORIGIN’ites 21st April 2010 Welcome to the Family
Family album – a classic (same evening)
Hold the position
Now back to business. See warm-up exercise before the session 26th May 2010
Comment from a Graduate:
ORIGIN isn’t easy but that’s life. Now due to the graduation I feel like a special member of my village. Everyone now knows me and me them and I feel safe and at anytime I can ask my village for help. Gives me a dream to create ‘make endz meet’ in South London, where all the gangs get-together and become a village – no more violence.
I’m celebrating Daniel starting his first ‘big man job’ as a television camera man! I feel so proud of him and want to thank all you, who have over the years been there to support us as a family and helped Dans to reach this new phase in his life in one piece.
Grateful and mindful of all our blessings
“One hand can’t clap”
“It takes a village to raise a child”
Love and blessings to you,
Daniel graduated from ORIGIN in 2003. Even then his interests for video and photography were clear for all to see. He left for life’s adventures and returns specialising in this field. He has completed a circle and the village is now stronger. We’re all proud of him.