Marie-Galante Baylavwa: a lever for vocational integration for young people in rural areas
Marie-Galante Baylavwa is a vocational integration project set up by the living heritage association of Marie-Galante and co-financed by the Youth Experimentation Fund (FEJ), which aims to give young Domians and Guadeloupeans the opportunity to take part in activities and play a growing role in safeguarding and enhancing the CIP of the island of Marie Galante.
Marie-Galante Baylavwa Project
Participation in activities related to cultural heritage is a powerful non-formal education tool to affirm an identity and make it possible to appropriate a common history, while becoming actors of transmission within its community.
This experimental project is aimed at young people in rural areas who are not working because of the lack of training and employment opportunities. These young people aged 16 to 30 who drop out of school or have a low level of qualification, who suffer from a lack of social recognition and who are losing their identity.
The challenge of the project is to consider the safeguarding and enhancement of the CIP as opportunities for social and professional integration and to mobilize these young people through workshops of awareness and initiation to the techniques of knowledge-ICP inventory methodologies.
This via three points:
- Sensitize young Guadeloupeans to the ICP
- Develop the range of activities and training related to the safeguarding, transmission and valuation of PCI
- Inform the professional opportunities offered by the PCI’s businesses
The activities developed
Various activities are developed during the project. A workshop is set up to raise awareness and familiarize people with the collection, inventory, sound and audiovisual recording of the ICP in the territory and its digitization. Young people are also required to design and develop a digital platform and social networks «Baylavwa» in order to involve them in the acquisition of digital skills.
Finally, there is also a communication and promotion campaign on career opportunities in the field of PCI and a Baylavwa quiz contest on the report of young people and PCI.
The association PMarie-Ga’s living atrimoinelante
The association Living heritage of Marie-Galante is an association law 1901 created in response to the sense of urgency to preserve, transmit and enhance the oral cultural heritage of Guadeloupe threatened with extinction.
It is in this context that a group of professionals from different professional backgrounds (animators, teachers, civil servants, artisan farmers, webmasters, volunteers, etc.) have formed an association whose ambition is to contribute concretely to the valorization and transmission of cultural heritage as a vector of identity, commitment and participation in civic life in Guadeloupe.
Our action lies between scientific research (inventories of the PCI supported in particular by the Minister of Culture and Communication) and citizen action through the offer and the realization of workshops for the transmission of know-how held by holders.