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OUR 1st

  1. 1. Welcome !! YOU ARE “ ReGENERATION” ACTION TEAM ~ Since 2006
  2. 2. <ul><li>ON THE SPOT is </li></ul><ul><li>A not-for-profit, </li></ul><ul><li>Membership and community based Organisation developed </li></ul><ul><li>by youth, </li></ul><ul><li>For youth. </li></ul><ul><li>We endeavor to promote </li></ul><ul><li>Community cultural development </li></ul><ul><li>And the achievement of the MDG’s through youth led </li></ul><ul><li>Community arts projects, </li></ul><ul><li>Working towards a sustainable society in which </li></ul><ul><li>Human rights and responsibilities, cultural diversity </li></ul><ul><li>And artistic expression </li></ul><ul><li>Are valued </li></ul><ul><li>And supported. </li></ul>Mission Statement
  3. 3. ??? MDG’s ??? <ul><li>MDG = Millennium Development Goals </li></ul><ul><li>MDG’s were agreed upon in Sep 2000 by all UNITED NATIONS ( UN ) member states= leaders of 189 nations, including 14 Pacific Island Nations. </li></ul><ul><li>The MDG’s consist of 8 goals, 18 targets and 48 indicators to be achieved by 2015. </li></ul><ul><li>MDG’s are Targets that CAN and MUST BE ACHIEVED. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>To meet the present challenges, To ensure sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>and to enhance quality of life for all. </li></ul>
  4. 4. BY 2o15 WE ~ individuals, groups, communities, governments, families , nations , young & old~ all over the World will … <ul><li>1. ERADICATE Extreme Poverty & Hunger </li></ul><ul><li>2. ACHIEVE Universal Primary Education </li></ul><ul><li>3. PROMOTE Gender Equality & Empower Women </li></ul><ul><li>4. REDUCE Child Mortality </li></ul><ul><li>5. IMPROVE Maternal Health </li></ul><ul><li>6. COMBAT HIV/AIDS, Malaria & other Diseases </li></ul><ul><li>7. ENSURE Environmental Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>8. DEVELOP a Global Partnership for Development </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>WHAT HAVE WE ALREADY DONE??!! </li></ul><ul><li>On the spot is registered as an NGO with the Tongan Civil society </li></ul><ul><li>Our most recent project was a 10 week radio show which focused on raising community awareness of the Millennium Development Goals and the encouragement of youth to take action towards achieving the 8 global goals. The project also involved youth surveys , weekly public appearances at the local markets, the promotion of local musical talent, street interviews, networking, guest speakers, a ‘SPOT MOBILE’, and prizes and giveaways!!. </li></ul><ul><li>We participated in the development of obesity prevention TV commercials for Tonga’s Ma’alahi Youth Project. </li></ul>
  6. 6. WHAT ARE WE DOING NOW??!! <ul><li>‘ On The Spot’ is an active member of Tonga’s Creative and Performing Arts Association. ( CAPAA ) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ On The Spot’ has just received funding from NZAID for it’s </li></ul><ul><li>YEYA Project (Youth Empowering Youth to Act) </li></ul><ul><li>-For the development and sustainability of our communities-. </li></ul><ul><li>This new project aims, </li></ul><ul><li>‘ To engage the young people of Tonga in activities which; develop their creative potential, social awareness and professional skills, build their self-esteem and confidence and encourage and enable them to contribute responsibly to the development of our Tongan society within the Global Community.’ </li></ul><ul><li>These are all areas that need strengthening and consolidating . </li></ul>
  7. 7. PROJECT YEYA OBJECTIVES <ul><li>Objective 1: To develop the artistic and creative potential and professional skill of Tongan youth with talent and interest in art, dance, acting, music and media - by… </li></ul>
  8. 8. PROJECT YEYA OBJECTIVES <ul><li>Objectives 2: Creating opportunities for these youth performers and artists to work together in preparing and presenting informative, innovative, quality shows and performances for the community – which will… </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  9. 9. PROJECT YEYA OBJECTIVES <ul><li>Objective 3 : Promote traditional cultural arts and develop new and original art forms - to </li></ul>
  10. 10. PROJECT YEYA OBJECTIVES <ul><li>  Objective 4: Advocate and Promote Youth involvement and commitment to community development in the areas of </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Eradication of poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Responsible Actions </li></ul><ul><li>( including combating substance abuse, HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, Obesity issues and other related non communicable diseases, as well as the encouragement of overall physical, mental and moral WELL BEING) </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>“ We are YOUTH of this COMMUNITY!!! </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNITY is not a THING! </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNITY is the PEOPLE…and PEOPLE </li></ul><ul><li>Think, Move, Change, Subvert, Revert, Denounce and DEVELOP </li></ul><ul><li>~COMMUNITY IS DYNAMIC~ </li></ul><ul><li>It is our duty as members of this </li></ul><ul><li>Community to work together towards its development by helping </li></ul><ul><li>ALL members of our community </li></ul><ul><li>find a </li></ul><ul><li>VOICE and the COURAGE to use it. </li></ul>
  12. 12. RECENT OUTSTANDING TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS!!! Ruha and Yvane go to ASIA PACIFIC CITIES SUMMIT: August 30th - Sept 3rd CAOC and YVANE participate sucessfully in 1st Tonga National Canoe Festival 1st -14th Oct Ebonie goes to Sydney for Oxfam 'kaleidescope' of 2007-2010 International Action partners 29th Sep- 9th October
  13. 13. MERCY, SYOLA & MINAIRA perf 'Around the World' for International Youth Day' be Seen, be Heard, PARTICIPATE - Sept 12th INt. Teachers Day, 'INternational Peace DAy' & 2007 Trade FAIR!
  14. 14. <ul><li>Etc Etc Etc ….. </li></ul><ul><li>(Malo Everyone for all the awesome things you are involved with, or promoting, or supporting, or planning , dreaming and about to Do. !) </li></ul><ul><li>“ DARE TO DREAM” & then </li></ul><ul><li>LIVE THAT DREAM !!! Everyday!!! </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>In the future we plan to: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide MDG workshops for young people and assist them to obtain funding, grants and sponsorship for action projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Organise events for young people to promote local talent, keep traditional cultural arts alive and develop new art forms. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a MDG Awareness Road Show to Schools of Tonga </li></ul><ul><li>Network with other Pacific Island Youth Organizations and participate in international events (i.e. YSF-Youth For a Sustainable Future,, Pacific Arts Festivals) </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a youth centre that provides opportunity for youth to develop and up skill creative talents in performing arts, visual arts, media arts, eco-tourism, community health and traditional studies with the view of improving lives, raising the standard of these activities in Tonga and generating income for youth and their communities. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>&quot;The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed , that the society will run itself quite nicely until they - at some distant point in the future - will take over the reins. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely... because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties. For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.&quot; - Alvin Toffler (2005) </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>PROJECT YEYA !!?? </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Empowering Youth to Act! (YEYA!) </li></ul><ul><li>-for the development and sustainability of our communities-. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Goal of the project: </li></ul><ul><li>To engage the young people of Tonga in activities which; </li></ul><ul><li>develop their creative potential, social awareness and professional skills, </li></ul><ul><li>build their self-esteem and confidence and </li></ul><ul><li>encourage and enable them to contribute responsibly </li></ul><ul><li>to the development of our Tongan society within the Global Community.’ </li></ul><ul><li>These are all areas that need strengthening and consolidating. </li></ul><ul><li>The Arts (drama, music, dance, theatre, visual art , media) provide positive channels that young people can relate to with enthusiasm and creativity either as individuals, active members of a team or as an audience . </li></ul>
  19. 19. Background and reasons for Project YEYA <ul><li>The Arts keep the identity of a community intact. They provide a sense of purpose and belonging and promote community cultural development. </li></ul><ul><li>The Arts shine a light on the members within communities, their stories, their struggles and their achievements. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>At this critical time in Tonga’s social development the young people need a safe means to explore local and global issues, and to voice and develop their ideas and responses. This project will also provide the opportunity for youth to use their existing talents and learn new skills for creative expression and communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Tongan youth need to set precedents for their peers in successfully initiating and implementing their own projects in collaboration with experienced professionals and elders in order to be well equipped for leadership roles as adults of the future. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>The present state of Arts in Tonga is fragmented and without sufficient national coordination or consistency. This project will demonstrate and promote a professional standard of Community Artworks and Productions </li></ul><ul><li>As Pacific culture denotes young people to be ‘seen and not heard’ youth are at a disadvantage to becoming potentially active members of their communities. This renders youth powerless when faced with important issues such as HIV, inadequate education and unemployment. Youth with low access to new forms of media and new ways to learn and share their ideas are also disadvantaged if they cannot contribute to global developments. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Youth need the opportunity to take responsibility for crucial themes and targets of local and universal development such as the MDG’s. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>The Arts provide an effective, fun and diverse arena for young people to formulate their understanding, develop their confidence and skills, and share there awareness with others. Young people have the potential to be leaders of change amongst their peers and communities </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>KOFI Says </li></ul><ul><li>“ I see young People as a RESOURCE, </li></ul><ul><li>NOT A PROBLEM!!!” </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>FE’UNGA E … </li></ul>