Luke Younge is a facilitator for an international NPO that trains people in mindfulness, compassion and insight practices. His passion is releasing people’s capacities through positive, insight-based processes. As well as his local work, he was part of a team that launched a comprehensive mindfulness-trainer programme in South Africa and Scotland. In Scotland that programme is now an MSc in Mindfulness at the University of Aberdeen.
In addition to his facilitation work, he currently serves as a Director of the Institute for Mindfulness South Africa, an NPO committed to the practice, research and application of mindfulness. He is also a fellow of Mindfulness Africa.
His twin loves, human potential and Art, come together in his work as an award-winning producer of media for organisational development. He has produced educational and inspirational video materials that use the principles of positive change for a variety audiences, including the South African education department and national NGOs.
Some recent work involves a 3 hour workshop for over 400 high schools that works with the values of compassion and acceptance in contemporary South Africa.
After graduating with distinction in Fine Art he has worked extensively as a facilitator and teacher in the field of mindfulness and self awareness. He is a facilitator and facilitator trainer for Mindfulness Africa, the African branch of Mindfulness Scotland, the NGO that has just launched the MSc. He is a qualified AI facilitator and AI facilitator trainer trainee with Company of Experts.
He is always looking for ways in which to apply the appreciative process and principles, be it through developing training programmes, evaluating projects, coaching or media production. He aspires to bring out the very best in people through attention, awareness, dialogue and humour.
“Tomorrow’s Cities”, a succinct and inspiring film (15 minutes long), presents a compelling and easy to understand account of the major developmental challenges facing our cities in South Africa and more broadly cities of the global south. Framed within these challenges, the film unfolds a vision, through the voice of a school child and exciting use of animation, and proposes practical solutions towards achieving breathable, sustainable, equitable and low carbon urban futures.
The film is intended as a learning tool to raise discussion and awareness and ultimately inspire action toward the development of sustainable and equitable, low carbon cities.
Younge, Luke. “Tomorrow’s Cities.” Vimeo, Video Sharing For You. N.p., 7 Jan. 2010. Web. 8 July 2010. <http://vimeo.com/8030989>.