Mentoring in More Than Words
The MTW project emphasizes intergenerationality and supporting the mentorship (or aunty-ship), leadership and facilitation skills of young people to extend participatory arts-based work in the community to younger sisters, brothers, and cousins, This involves working with younger participants in the community and ‘rolling out’ these approaches to other community members.
In More Than Words we refer to Generation 1 and Generation 2 participants. Generation 1 is made up of the young people (mostly though not exclusively girls and young women) who have been involved in the Networks for Change and Well-being fieldsites over the last several years. Generation 1 participants are the aunties or mentors. Generation 2 is made up of the new group, often younger, who have not been involved in previous workshops