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Friendship

Our mission is to bring together children from all over the world in an atmosphere of friendship and respect for each other’s cultures.

We do so by connecting children in artistic experience inspiring them to imagine a better future for themselves and their communities and providing them with the tools to help realize their aspirations.

While we have a priority to serve the most disadvantaged children, widening their sense of possibilities, we also believe in the value of the project to create perspective and benefit for children from more stable and affluent backgrounds. Indeed, we think that the opportunity for children from a range of backgrounds to meet and develop friendships serves as a foundation for greater peace and understanding.

One of the most striking things about the overall group of kids who participate in the project is just how incredibly diverse they are in terms of geography, language, age, religion, and social background, including elements like financial and family status and their sense of acceptance or exclusion from the society in which they live. This diversity is one of the most beautiful things about the project, and it creates both specific challenges and opportunities in kids future lives.

Below you’ll find words and photos of our Brave Kids who will tell you about friendship with their own words.

Quotes

  • So for me Brave Kids is a medium of making emotion more strong and powerful.
    Brave Kids help us to find out our future. With that we make friends and find a relation with people that we never knew they exist in the world. For me I used to think the same. But now my thinking towards it changed and I am glad that Brave Kids changed it. It has not only changed how I look towards emotion but it also changed how I look towards life.
    Before I used have a routine morning school.
    After school lunch.
    After lunch theatre.
    After theatre homework.
    And so on.
    But the thing is that I was not living my life. I was doing these things because of someone.
    Like with school — I used to go because my father wanted me to go. I used to do theatre because my brother was doing it. I didn’t know what I wanted to do in my life, to live this beautiful life.
    But Brave Kids changed my whole imagination and the way I was living my life. Now I was doing this thing which made me happy and made me wanting to do it.
    This has helped me in developing my skill in my profession, in my studies. (...)
    Now I know how Iranian people drink tea, I have an Ukraine's traditional dress, and so on. Which has not only helped me but made me happy and more curious about this world.
    Before I used to watch YouTube video for fun. Now I use it to discover different things and learn about different cultures. This is not only the thing which has changed in me but now I know what to do in my life. What I have to do to make myself happy.
    Which is to make friends talk to them.
    Make them happy.
    To make video as I love camera.
    To know more about the world.
    To know more about the culture of the world.
    And this all has been because of Brave Kids.

    Sumit, India
  • When someone first told me about Brave Kids my brain ran on in creation of super hero characters who are brought together for positive social change. Well, it took me few more minutes to realize that Brave Kids is a combination of different cultures and beliefs from different countries through dance for educational purpose. This is what I figured out was the basic purpose and roots for this project.
    Brave Kids project destroys racism mentality that is created within minds of kids from different races e.g as Joel Talemwa a black boy from Uganda, Africa.
    I got this amazing experience when I was first racially discriminated so badly, but due to cultural connection, by the end of the project we became good friends till now, and this magically moved me and inspired my soul.
    Brave Kids project gives participants the environment for expression of feelings and skills. Love between each other is the most valued element in this project and also developing of family mentality through the use of host families that share exact love and care as biological parents.

    Joel, Uganda
  • Friendship in Brave Kids was so easy for me. I found so many friends and it was like I knew them for a long time but it was just for a month and we were so good and close together. This thing that I could meet so many people from so many countries was a really good experience for me. I thought that we were so different, but in the reality we all were together and I really enjoyed making friends with them and I’m so happy that I came to Brave Kids. It was really good.

    Shaylin - Iran
  • Interpersonal relations are different, they are not always good, but Brave Kids is one of those places where friendships are very special. Of course, they were not like that at once. I've been twice on Brave Kids, thanks to which I gained a lot of experience in getting to know foreigners. At the very beginning of the project, everyone does not know each other, some look at others with great interest and surprise. Only then everything starts. So that everyone can feel good in the group and make new friends, they must have a good ground for conversation and deeds. At the first workshop we got to know others names, passions, favourite things, etc. We showed what we came with and we tried to combine our performances into a great joint show. Then new friendships arise, funny situations arise and brotherhood and bonds are born. Of course, not everyone likes each other, some people do NOT like it very much, but the atmosphere of Brave Kids makes everyone respect and do not intend to spoil the common achievements of quarrels. This project is so beautiful, that nobody wants to argue with others and everyone wants to live in friendship and community. During the project, this community works for everyone differently, some already feel in the first days of the project, others during the Great Final, and some even after the project. This is why at the end of Brave Kids everyone feels happy because of unusual friendships and perceiving the beauty of this world, when everyone lives on it in harmony and friendship. We met forever. They left a mark on my heart and gave me uniqueness and experience for my whole life.

    Max, Poland
  • Brave Kids is a wonderful experience, and I wish upon everyone to be part of such an incredible project. During Brave Kids I made many new friends, some of which being from countries my country is not on good terms with. This means I had the rare experience of meeting and befriending kids my age whom I wouldn't meet in any other way. Brave Kids was also crucial to my understanding of these foreign cultures, as many people from my country could and would not believe that my new friends are even worth talking to.

    Yotam, Israel
  • Last year in 2017 when we came to Slovakia, me and my group we saw all types of people. Because that was my first time out of India. In India when we see anyone who is black colour people then we stare at them. So when we saw the Brazilian children, we didn’t like them. But in three weeks when we spend time with them — sometimes they teach us their dance and their culture, so then we were mostly friends with them. I think that’s called friendship. And on that time we have learnt a lesson also.

    Indian Girl
  • The performance is always derived from the world of leaving of those kids, it breaks through the metaphors, pictures, that they use. It is truly the most important: the empathy felt one to another, to the ones life story… from that empathy respect is born, from that respect we come to that little thought, reflection: 'wow — he has the same experience as I do, the same sorrow, same hardship'. That brings friendship and sympathy.

    Grzegorz

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