‘GENERATION TO GENERATION’
( A forthcoming publication - 2019 )
The title to this report, ‘Generation to Generation’, has two distinct aspects to it. Firstly, it refers to bringing the generations closer together, and secondly to breaking destructive patterns that might exist, having been passed down from one generation to another. These seemingly contradictory activities have both been integral to Hearts of Men’s work.
Bridging the generation gap
Hearts of Men has aimed to bridge the gap between generations by encouraging and supporting older men to provide mentoring to younger men. Through connecting and reconnecting the generations, Hearts of Men has aimed to use the skills, experience and wisdom of the elders to add value to the lives of young people.
Breaking destructive generational cycles
In this work with men and young men, Hearts of Men has attempted to break the destructive cycles or patterns that are often passed down from one generation to the next. These could relate to feelings of guilt, shame, lack of education, low self-esteem, addiction, violence, crime, etc.