MALTA: Drama therapy with the visually impaired
"Ir-Raġel li Jara b’Widnejh is a play scripted by Marta Vella and directed by Josette Ciappara which was performed in various schools around Malta. The main protagonists of this play are Spero service users and the aim of this play is to increase acceptance, integration, self-discipline, self-confidence and self-esteem of these users while engaging with school children and educators through the use of theatre. Spero is a training and activity centre for blind and visually imp
USA: Camp Noah comes to Michigan to support flood impacted families through drama therapy
"Camp Noah is a disaster recovery program for elementary aged children. It is created and supported by Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota. This camp was held July 26-30, 2021 and was open and free to children in Midland and Gladwin counties. The camp provided support and coping skills for recovery from ravaging effects of the floods in May 2020. It uses music, art, play and drama therapy to assist in recovery." To read more, access original article here.
SOUTH AFRICA: Free art and drama therapy help inner-city children in Joburg find their way
Lefika la Phodiso is an initiative that has been running for 14 years and helps children in the Joburg CBD with programmes, such as arts and drama. Facilitators at Lefika use visual arts, drama and music to provide free after-school therapy for children in the inner city. The bright walls and art created by students contrast with the aged building's brown exterior. Through the programmes offered by Lefika, Hlomla Sithole, 16, says he has moved from being a shy boy struggling