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Organising for social change


In this accessible publication Beckx and Schram chart the fascinating journey of discovery as Dutch practitioners interacted with their African colleagues in seeking to learn from the methodology that underpinned the Kwanda reality TV show on community transformation.  While the Organization Workshop methodology as used in South Africa could not be easily applied in Dutch conditions, it became clear that there was merit in looking at the Activity Theory principles on which it is based. This book shows how these principles were then applied in a completely new way in a three-month process leading to an Action Week involving scores of residents of Amsterdam Nieuw West. One joyful outcome is that the new insights gained from the Action Week experience can feed new practice in the global south… (Gavin Andersson)


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Cross Generation Community Dance Project

Cross Generation Community Dance Project


What happens when you bring young and old together on the dance floor? PLATFORM 1660 was a community art project that started in 2010 in the Southeast of Amsterdam. Léon joined forces with choregrapher Sarah Kate Gardiner and the Bijlmer Parktheater to find out what moves different generations.


Help Increase Peace & Positivity

An intensive international 7 day training program for young change makers that enables them to facilitate community building sessions in their own home countries.


Life Lines
Spreading life's hard won lessons

Refugees aged 18 and older are not allowed to work in het Netherlands and have limited possibilities for education. As long as their status as a refugee is unclear their development is on hold. With Diversity Joy Léon worked with these young people on their life lines which were later shared with the outside world.