Scene2 help Edgeware’s shoppers experience Sierra Leone

Andy Dixon - July 2016

(image supplied by Broadwalk Shopping Centre)

The Broadwalk shoppers experience how families in Sierra Leone live

Visitors to The Broadwalk Centre in Edgeware can experience the living conditions of families in Sierra Leone as the centre has teamed up with #World Vision, the world’s largest international children’s charity, to host an experiential installation – #journeyofhope.

The installation which was designed, built and installed by Scene2 is formed of two large #experiential huts where visitors can learn about what life is like for families before and after #worldvision intervention.

The installation at the busy Broadwalk shopping centre in Edgeware is the next stop on the #journeyofhope UK tour which is currently in it’s 5th year.

World Vision - Experiential

Each hut is dressed to replicate the home of a real Sierra Leone woman, Miatta, and her family. Visitors will be able to learn about the challenges the family face in their day to day lives through artefacts, pictures and storytelling sessions. As people move through to the second hut they will witness a transformed space which showcases how life could be for Miatta, and other Sierra Leonean women, if they had help and support from the worldwide community. Visitors will be able to learn what they can do to make these improvements a reality.” The Broadwalk Centre, Edgeware.

Local children from the Edgeware Primary School officially opened the installation by taking part in private tours along with a djembe drum workshops.

The #journeyofhope installation is open every day from 9am – 6pm until Sunday 31st July.