5th space is that part of our lives where rules are made by every individual, and not just obeyed. A space where there is equal freedom to feel and express. Â It’s a space where learning becomes fun, learners become teachers, attitudes are nonÂ judgmental and reflections turn into actions. Most importantly, its a sensitive space. A space where humans are seen as fellow beings and not as strangers. A live, throbbing and creatively growing example of all this is, Manzil.
Manzil is a non-profit organization providing a community and resources for local youth from low-income backgrounds to learn, teach, be creative, and see the world in a new ways. Manzil is also a school where young people take charge of their own schooling and learning! Learning from peers is the most lucrative form of gaining knowledge. A teacher entering the class and taking a lesson without any connection to what’s actually going on in the pupils’ minds and lives is not even half as productive as a group ofÂ friendsÂ discussing the same lesson in the company of someone they trust with regards to the subject.Â Watch these young people in action while they make music part of their everyday life.