London Lishi Arts

Young People's Skills and Health

To get more young people aged 16 - 25 years engaged in Lishi Chinese movement and dance to benefit their self expression, confidence, creativity and health.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1114627)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£40,160

Donations

8

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

  • 'My body isn't as weak as I thought'

    — Young Person

  • 'By working together and trusting in each other we can therefore accomplish more'

    — Young Person

  • 'My body isn't as weak as I thought'

    — Young Person

  • 'By working together and trusting in each other we can therefore accomplish more'

    — Young Person

Situation

The Active People Survey demonstrates that many young people in London do not meet recommended levels of physical activity. This combined with not eating correctly is resulting in increased obesity levels and associated health problems such as Type 2 diabetes on the rise (Diabetes UK). There is also a lack of activities available for young people to do in many locations of London. Health is a fundamental aspect of life, having relevant skills for work or progression in education is also needed.

Solution

This project aims to develop, promote and deliver more classes for young people to attend either in-school time or out of school hours in the community. London Lishi Arts engages with local authorities, youth groups and local health groups to ensure the group will partner other local strategies and joined up thinking. Lishi movement and dance from China provides an alternate approach to the usual mainstream services. It will address health and skill needed on an individual and group basis.