WHERE WE WORK

 

Dreamtown works in direct partnership with grassroots organisations across Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Uganda on transforming slums into safe, green and creative spaces for young people. Below you can read what we do in each country.

 
 
 

ZIMBABWE

 
Casper Chigama (artist name Caespidor), Director of House of Arts

Casper Chigama (artist name Caespidor), Director of House of Arts

supporting The art
movement in harare

Dreamtown is currently starting up activities in Zimbabwe. In partnership with House of Arts Association - a local network of young artists - we will host festivals, road shows, open mic sessions, develop artistic installations, and build a culture centre within the slums of Harare.

Through the use of art and culture, we hope to inspire more young people to be active in their community and show the government what young people’s development priorities are for their neighbourhoods.

Our work in Zimbabwe is supported by Roskilde Festival and Civil Society in Development (CISU).

 
 

SIERRA LEONE

 
Community mapping of public spaces in Funkia, Freetown

Community mapping of public spaces in Funkia, Freetown

space to be creative

Together with young people from Freetown, Makeni and Kono, Dreamtown supports the development of creative public spaces in slums. Spaces where young people can hang out, have fun, engage in sports, and learn new skills. All the initiatives we work on are based on dreams, visions, and plans formulated by youth living in the communities where we work. Some of the dreams we are currently working on include the development of community gardens, youth centres, sport facilities, tea-chill-out-shops, and non formal learning spaces.

The work is undertaken in partnership with the local organisation’s Youth Dream Centre Sierra Leone and YMCA, and supported by Cvil Society in Development (CISU).


 

UGANDA

 
Dreamtown board member, Signe, assessing communities in Kampala together with Network for Active Citizens

Dreamtown board member, Signe, assessing communities in Kampala together with Network for Active Citizens

Ghettos Go Green in Kampala

Dreamtown is collaborating with the Ugandan youth organisation Network for Active Citizens, addressing the severe climate change issues facing the people dwelling in Kampala’s slums - especially the issue of flooding. The ideas we are working on include the development of green spaces such as public parks and community gardens, establishing a climate-hub where young people can learn about the negative effects of climate change as well as awareness raising campaigns based on community cinema and citizen journalism.