Dramebaaz is an initiative started by Teach for India fellows that use theatre to empower students with the essential life skills to become confident and creative agents of social change.
This year, 300 children from 25 low-income schools in Mumbai will get a chance to showcase their plays on stage.These children are mentored by Teach for India fellows teaching in the schools and also by theatre experts periodically.
What is unique about this children theatre festival?
The complete ownership from script writing to characterization to prop designing to acting is with the children. It's their sole creation that goes on the stage.The mentor ship during Dramebaaz is designed in order to render four very important life skills to children- Problem-solving, Collaboration, Confidence, and Self-esteem. These skills are periodically self-assessed with the help of a student-friendly rubric ensuring children reflect on their learning.
Your funds will bring a smile on 300 little faces: How you ask?
The children will be given an opportunity to showcase their plays at a final event in Bangalore. Your funds will go towards organizing that event.
- A stupendous venue for the event
- Arrange transport for all the children ensuring their safety
- Prizes, goodies, and medals (remember how much you loved this as a kid)
- Yummy yummy food for the little ones (this they will never forget)
- Super cool sound and light system to enhance their already super performances :)
Founders Prasanth Nori and Soumya Kavi co-founded Dramebaaz in 2015. During their Fellowship with Teach For India, they saw a lot of potential in teaching children using theatre and hence started Dramebaaz.
Read more about Dramebaaz:
Link to our Facebook page
Article on Dramebaaz in The Better India
Article on Dramebaaz in Logical Indian
Article on Dramebaaz in Campus Diaries