Capoeira for Peacemakers
Are you looking to turn your sports or athletics program into a catalyst for social change? Unidos Education uses Capoeira for Peacemakers as a medium for modelling techniques that use active arts and athletic programming as tools for social/emotional transformation and development.
- Building physical and emotional equilibrium
- Art as a device for storytelling
- Developing a collective culture
- Non-violent conflict resolution
- Creating a safe space for play
Applied theater brings dramatic activities into non-traditional settings to actors and non-actors alike, making the tools of the theater accessible to various and diverse groups.Theater provides a means for building group dynamics, developing communication skills, self-expression, storytelling and conflict exploration. Some applied theater activities include
- Improvisation and role play
- Theater of the Oppressed techniques such as image and forum theater
- Devising original performances
- Playback theater
Unidos Martial Arts
Are you looking to create programming which is pragmatic and simultaneously provides opportunities to address the psychological and social affects of distressed situations? Is your organization looking for ways to talk about making peace within the context of conflict? The theories and techniques of Unidos Martial Arts are developed to suit your staff and your young people and to model the usage of a martial arts program as a tool for social change. Unidos also specializes in Self-defense for Women & Girls.
- Learn to take action competently & decisively
- Techniques for all ages and sizes
- Unique and personalized instruction
- Physical and psychological development
Girls NOW (New Outlooks on World-shaping)
Cultivating adolescent girls to develop a positive self-image and the imagination to explore beyond the social construct. Program approaches include dialogue, creative media and training mentors to examine topics affecting today's young women.
- Health advocacy
- Gender Identity
- Life-skills development
- Artistic expression
- Physical fitness and well-being
UNIDOS also offers an array of additional programs focused on the empowerment of young men & women, the use of music as a tool for community building, developing safe spaces for growth and development in your community, and more! Contact us and we'll start the process of creating a work suited to the objectives of your organization.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says the global youth employment rate of 12.7% in 2012 is likely to rise to 12.9% by 2017. ‘Even in countries with early signs of a jobs recovery and where new vacancies are opening up, many unemployed youth still find it difficult to land a job. (Many) whose jobs fell victim to the housing bust might not have the skills needed in sectors that are hiring.’ (ILO website 02/01/2013) To meet these current and rising challenges, Unidos' programs support the development of transferable skills and abilities to tackle social consequences, foster adaptivity and innovation, and build skills to meet changing needs in a changing world.