What is more powerful than art as a driver for positive inclusion? The project Homelands, places of belonging led by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation is on the frontpage of the ENGAGE magazine by CERA, a magazine specially designed for young members, featuring reports on a selection of exciting projects and committed young people.

In this issue, discover the portraits of Leandro Ramirez and Jérôme Mardaga. Leandro is one of the refugee artists of the second edition of the Homelands project. He comes from El Salvador, and he is a painter and architect. Jérôme Mardaga is a guitarist who has embarked on a career as a musician, singer-songwriter and is now a teacher and educational coordinator at Rock’s Cool in Namur. The Homelands project brought them together and they have therefore started a process of artistic co-creation involving the local community.

© Koen Bauters