Unlock the Box is Movema’s six year project reaching out to disadvantaged children and young people from different parts of Liverpool and Knowsley. Participants have experienced situations of deprivation, living in poverty, obesity and ill health due to inactivity and non engagement.
The programme has provided a range of dance activities including; dance workshops, holiday clubs, coming together days, performances, leadership opportunities, online and video projects. Contributing to improve physical activity, provide non-formal learning, increase confidence and develop a positive view of themselves and their communities.
I’m delighted as a single working parent that I found access to this over the summer holidaysUnlock The Box
My two sons very much enjoyed taking part in these sessions. They loved learning the dances and also the history and language associated with the dances. They now want to continue dancingUnlock The Box Summer School
With the support of Liverpool Violence Reduction Unit we were able to offer additional activities in an additional programme, Unlock the Box Uplift in 2020.
This grant allowed young people experiencing disadvantages such as; racism, violence, trauma, isolation and low self esteem to perform in their community to celebrate their achievements with an audience of carers, family, social workers and city council support team.
- 100% of young people displayed increased confidence.
- 95% of the young people learned something new.
- 90% of young people engaged and increased physical fitness.
- 90% of young people felt more accepted and understood by their peers and community.
We all learned more about each other and more about African danceAnna – Unlock the Box Participant