AN EVENING OF wine, art, and song and dance. This is what awaited those who decided to brave the cold weather on the evening of 9 September, to attend a collaborative mixed media art exhibition entitled “Dream…dream…dream”. The exhibition, housed at the Bergtheil Museum, was hosted by ARROW SA (Art: A Resource for Reconciliation Over the World). Established in 2004 in Plymouth, UK, ARROW has since expanded to various parts of the world including Kosovo, Palestine and Sierra Leone.
Jabulani provides a lifeline for many people by offering practical assistance to jobless and homeless people, providing basic needs like food, shelter and education for its members.
“A Child’s Playground”: Investigations into ARROW SA as a Dialogical Space of Learning and Development
This study examines the use of participatory communication with youth by exploring the possible influences of dialogue on learning within the setting of the South African branch of Art: A Resource for Reconciliation Over the World (ARROW). The research investigates the use of participatory communication, particularly the use of Freirean dialogue, and considers the potential impact of this communication on learning. Three inter-linking aspects of learning are examined, namely learning creative skills, learning about morals and values, and learning about oneself.
PAINTING THE PROBLEM Body Mapping as a Participatory Entertainment Education Tool in Helping Youth Learn about Conflict Resolution
This research project seeks to explore the use of body mapping as a participatory entertainment education tool to facilitate the teaching of life skills amongst youth. In particular, the focus is on a group of ten ARROW SA students from Bechet High School and how their participation in a body mapping workshop influences their understanding of conflict resolution. The theoretical framework is informed by the communication for participatory development model, as well as the theories of entertainment education.
In 2013 the Trans-Vaal Branch of the SA Archaeological Society (ArchSoc) funded ARROWSA’s Palmiet Nature Reserve Archaeological Educational Programme (PAEP) pilot study in Durban. The successful study drew on several individuals and organisations, and built on previous local archaeological educational programmes to pave the way for outreach to Durban schools, specifically schools in underprivileged areas.