30 girls empowered with theatre skills

Lilongwe, Lilongwe based theatre outfit Theatrics Intervention has empowered 30 girls in Zomba with theatre performance skills as one way of promoting community outreach skills through theatre.

The one-day training took place on Wednesday at Malindi Primary School.

Creative Director of Theatrics Isaac Mafuel told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the training focused on using problem posing approach which calls for the audience to take part in solving problems.

The interactive theatre skills imparted to these girls help in addressing challenges communities face by inducing discussion on probable solutions, Mafuel said

He further said the training has been unique and fun since participants engaged themselves in different activities like songs, games and role plays.

One of the beneficiaries Rachel Banda said the training has given her the confidence she needed to challenge her community to start finding solutions to their problems than just wait for organisations to do it for them.

The training has given me an opportunity to educate my community through theatre and I am ready for it, Banda said.

Theatrics Intervention organised the training in collaboration with Student Driven Solutions (SDS), a local NGO, as one way of empowering the SDS beneficiaries with skills of solving global problems in local ways.

Over 300 young women between 15 and 25 years in Zomba and Lilongwe have benefited from SDS project since its inception in 2015.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA