NEWSTAR DRAMA GROUP
The project participation fee is Euro 200 per month (for more than 1 month stay). Fee is Euro 300 for volunteers staying one month only. Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : KVDA/MLTV/2017/05
- Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND Newstar Drama Group was founded in 1993 at Kenya Institute of Mass Communication [K.I.M.C] Nairobi and was registered in 1996 by the Ministry of Culture and Social services. The group is a traveling theatre group that has performed at many high schools, universities, colleges, primary schools, social forums and Kenya National Theatre. Newstar is a member of International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA). VISION: To advocate for a better life on this earth as the educator to mankind like diseases, education, investment, human rights, good governance, community theatre and youth development. MISSION STATEMENT: To tap, train and contract performing artistes e.g. Actors, actresses, playwrights, poets, narrators, comedians and theatre arts` directors. OBJECTIVES • Educate the society on diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and health related issues. • To promote environmental activities in schools and public forums. • To perform current Kenyan examination oriented literature SETBOOKS in high schools like an Enemy of the people by Henrik Ibsen, River between by Ngugi wa Thiongo &Utengano by Said Mohammed. • To champion for women empowerment and girl child education. • To perform community theatre e.g. human rights, good governance, drug abuse awareness, poverty eradication, and development. • To host and participate in international exchange forums like IDEA WORLD CONGRESSES among others. • To organize international and local training drama workshops/seminars. Project activities • Creative educational, entertaining and informative plays, comedies, narratives, poems, skits, traditional dances &training workshops • Live performances on Kenyan examination literature setbooks e.g. an Enemy of the people by Henrik Ibsen and River between by Ngugi wa Thiongo in high schools. • HIV/ Aids awareness program in both learning and non-learning forums. • Running peace building and reconciliation program in both learning and non-learning forums. • Junior artistes program [children drama 6yrs - 15yrs] • International artistes training and attachment program [1 month to 6 months] in Kenya, i.e. we attach performing artistes to our group performing projects between 1 month to 6 months. • Entertainment and educative drama program in both learning and non-learning forums. • Exchange program between group artistes and other group artistes in other countries for the sake of sharing experiences and skills Volunteer tasks • Administrative work at the office in Kisii town • Training on performing arts • Live drama performances on topical issues at community forums • Mentorship for group members and specific target groups within the local community • Resource mobilization with specific focus on fund raising • Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) program to attract sponsorships to implement awareness programs on thematic issues affecting communities. • Promotional activities including marketing theatre productions to potential clients • Submit Project Report to KVDA
• Home stay and the volunteer is entitled to private room but will share other amenities and meals with the host family. It is convenient for the volunteer to carry sleeping bag, mat and personal effects. KVDA has a memorandum of understanding with the host project regarding the project costs with appropriate procedures, checks and balances.
Kisii County, nyanza region
PROJECT START DATES • Volunteers are accepted to join this project at any time of the year and should arrive in Kenya on 20th day of the month. The duration of placement is flexible depending on the availability of the volunteer • 2-day orientation seminar will be done on the 21st and 22nd of every month — Financial contribution : The project participation fee is Euro 200 per month (for more than 1 month stay). Fee is Euro 300 for volunteers staying one month only.