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Music & Storytelling in prisons
What is GUTS?
Through an innovative approach we want to develop a method that will help to reduce reoffending under young offenders. We want to help them to set targets for their future and hand them tools to become better and more active citizens.
The basic idea of the project is simple, we will use rap music and storytelling as a tool to communicate with our target group and as a language for them to formulate their ideas and goals.
Practice and methodologies on storytelling and rap music
Co-building indicators and criteria to compare experiences
An online international Rap festival for young offenders
Suggestions on how to make the project replicable in other countries
The GUTS project focuses on storytelling techniques and rap song-writing to support inmates to reflect on themselves and their actions, providing an opportunity to enhance their problem-solving skills and sense of responsibility, in order to imagine a crime-free future.
The storytelling toolkit provides ”ready workshop scenarios” that you can put into practice with groups of inmates within your organization or community. Each scenario includes detailed information that supports you in preparing and conducting the workshops effectively.