Mvuso School and Community Education Project

Drama for Life Mvuso School and Community Education Project is a drama education and drama therapy training project for teachers, community artists and school children, in partnership with Rand Merchant Bank (RMB).

Selected secondary school teachers and community artists are trained over the course of one week in introductory Applied Drama and Theatre methodologies and reflective practice strategies – in order to go back into their communities to run drama process based workshops with groups of adolescents around contemporary social issues.

These issues explore and reflect themes of sexual health, HIV and AIDS and risky behaviours; human rights and social justice.

The young learners who benefit from the project are provided with a contained medium through which to dialogue, debate, and investigate what these themes mean to them and how they might meet the challenges they are faced with.

The Mvuso School and Community Education Project is in its 8th year running and has been a success in many aspects. Many of the graduates from the training have gone on to further their studies at Drama for Life, further showcasing the value and impact that the programme and the ways in which the bridge between community artists and the University space has been addressed.