Kollage – Community Impact Accelerator is an initiative of RESIP that emphasizes upon a bottom up approach to ensuring freedom of expression and freedom of speech. The crux of the whole program is to create “genuine desires” from within the community unlike the “top down” approach that focuses on imposing the narrative. Keeping this in view, Collage believed to be a creator of a sustainable network by encouraging youth led initiatives and voices.
The goals of the program are aimed at:
- Building social bridges across regions, ethnicities, and religions including the interreligious gaps through tailored dialogues on specific topics;
- Engaging young people in consistent creative activities and dialogues; and to assist communities in leveraging their diversity by increasing interconnectedness, communication, collaboration, and understanding. Program outcomes
The primary objective of the initiative is to empower young people working in the community with their own passion and desire for social change in the society. By providing a platform and cross cutting ideas to young innovators in order to strengthen their passions and for bringing a community driven change under the umbrella of freedom of expression, religion and belief, the Youth-Fostering a free space for expressions has incubated a nationwide campaign under the tagline Youth Fostering – a free space for Expression.
Social Innovation sub-Programs under Kollage
Poster'vism - Dialogue Through Art
Poster’vism – a five month-long gathering of graphic stories and visual activities conducted by Pakistan Chowk Community Centre (PCCC) – a space for community engagement, advancement of arts and culture, and democratic and literary discourse in Old Town, Karachi. In project “Postervism” young talented designers and established names shed their light on current stories and offer participants new perspectives.