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The YTT Approach

The YTT Approach revolves around the profound impact of visual expressions in cultivating self-awareness and understanding, gender-equality and mental health support. This distinctive approach comprises two key pillars: the YTT Visual Language and the YTT Methodology.

YTT Visual Language

Through drawing, people can express clearly their thoughts and feelings independently of dialect, nationality or education (Arizpe, Colomer, & Martínez Roldán, 2014).


Similar to spoken languages, the YTT visual language encompasses three temporal dimensions: the past, present, and future.


Each participant embarks on our Approach by crafting visual narratives of their personal history – Yesterday; their ongoing experiences – Today; and their aspirational visions for the days ahead – Tomorrow


The outcomes are vibrant, impactful images that distinctly articulate each individual's voice.



40 year old Somali woman



14 year old Congolese girl



17 year old Pakistani boy


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 9 year old Iraqi girl



13 year old Iraqi-Kurdistan boy



21 year old Ukrainian woman 

YTT Methodology

Applying the YTT visual language as the foundational structure allows for the development of program content meticulously crafted to trigger emotional and cognitive empathy, promote perspective-taking, cultivate an understanding of gender and identity, appreciate cultural/ethnic differences, and navigate social dynamics. Intricately embedded within this framework is our mental healthcare approach, seamlessly integrated into the methodology to cater to the mental well-being of participants.

Grounded in social psychology, the theoretical foundation emphasises Allport's intergroup contact theory (1954). This holistic approach empowers participants by fostering gender unity and awareness within diverse backgrounds, concurrently addressing mental health needs.

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