16-23 November 2011. Dakar, Senegal.
|Aim:||"To sensitize local youth through art and hip hop, to promote the 'xoslu' vision of taking your life into your own hands."|
|Since:||a few years|
|Participants:||About a dozen rappers and artists|
|People Reached:||hundreds of local youth|
Xoslu Vision is preparing for festivals in and around Dakar, also inviting international artists and collaborating with a variety of different artists in 2012. They have done a campaign urging highschool students to write correctly in French, and will also sensitize and educate about issues like HIV, women's rights, and the environment.
|He who works hard: |
Together, we work on a website/blog and exchange ideas about the concept of Xoslu. Also, Kamiel helps a little bit with work "over the Internet", as he does himself to earn his money. It is part of Charity Travel's mission to eradicate the so-called digital divide and make sure that people in Africa have the same access (realistically, not just in theory!) to online resources as people in the US and Europe do.
2012 promises to be a great year for Xoslu Vision. It is incredibly encouraging to see how well messages can be conveyed through music, and how well the local youth listen to them. This has inspired us a lot to go on and stay in touch with Xoslu.
Enjoy the video!