Solomon Islands workshop - Day 1
To introduce the concept of the OneMinutesJr project, we show the participants the videos produced by their peers from Vanuatu last week. Experience shows that young people can relate much better to content produced in their region. It would be difficult to show the group here films from Europe without running the risk that we generate more questions than answers. What we want to show the participants with the Vanuatu films is the fact that there, just like here, the workshop started with 20 inexperienced young people and finished with 20 great short films produced by these formerly inexperienced teenagers.
After lunch we sit down with the youngsters in individual brainstorming session. Again, the main topics are to be child poverty, water & sanitation and violence against children. Climate change, HIV/AIDS and teenage pregnancy are also brought up and not to our surprise, the girls lead the way in these matters. While many of the boys come up with stories around violence, the girls tend to look for their stories in the "poverty and hygiene section".