In the spring of 2017, the young participants of Lighthouse Relief's Youth Engagement Space (YES) in Ritsona camp had a bold idea: to create a magazine that allowed them to tell their stories in their own voice, and in their own way.
In the months that followed, they worked with Lighthouse Relief to launch the Ritsona Kingdom Journal, a selection of thought-provoking artworks, articles, poems and photographs that bear witness to their diversity and creative talent. Ritsona youth enthusiastically drove every stage of the publication's development - from content creation to graphic design and dissemination in camp. The magazine is, proudly and unambiguously, their own.
The youth are now excited to share their perspectives beyond the gates of Ritsona, and we're honoured to help them do just that. We hope that you'll join us in celebrating the public launch of Ritsona Kingdom Journal - and the incredible young people behind this effort.
The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the young authors and do not necessarily represent the views of Lighthouse Relief.