Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
This project, although at its beginning, has benefited students in many ways. Firstly, four months after engaging almost 100 student in rehearsals to perform plays, I made a survey and their teachers filled it in. I noticed that they all agree that the students became more active, more participanting in the classroom and even more excited to show up to school every day!
Also, some of the plays are in english/french, which helps them improve the language. In addition to that, they become aware of problems that the society is facing and work on presenting solutions through art and through the stage!
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Several schools started contacting me and asking me if my project can be impimented in them as well, so this year I'm going to be working with 3 different schools, which means more students, more hard work and more social impact.
A few young people were prevented from drug abuse, since they confessed that their engagement in extracurricular activities helped them to keep themselves busy and stopped them from taking a very dangerous path. In addition to that, the student's educational level is taken to a whole other level according to their teachers! And last but not least, all participating youth became aware of several social issues, and their minds became critical; they started thinking about solving the problems, and representing the solutions via songs/dances/plays in comic or dramatic ways.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
The vision of the next years is that this project that started as a small idea of creating a theatre club will become a nationally ( and even internationnaly) known organization that engages people worldide in artistic activities, organized national and international shows and competitions, and creates a better team with more qualified staff.