The Idakeda team will showcase its techniques and intervention strategies for Principals and educators at a seminar hosted by the NACC and the Ministry of Education in early July. The Group has been conducting workshops and interventions in schools for the past three years, using the play 'Baby Doll Meets Midnight Robber', under the aegis of a Ministry of Education sponsored programme. In 2008, the team introduced a new production 'Madame Lorraine and Fancy Sailor' specifically tailored to parents and teachers, making a direct link to the 'Baby Doll' story as it examines the many challenges faced by families today. The two productions provide a complete approach to the circle of students, parents and teachers.
The event which takes place on Wednesday, July 16th at the Rudranath Capildeo LRC in Couva, is designed for NGOs who do school outreach to learn about the new policy and procedures of engagement of the Ministry of Education. The seminar will also provide school principals a sample of NGO products and services, particularly on HIV prevention. It is expected that Principals will now be able to manage their own budgets for HIV activities in the next school year.
Idakeda will give a 30 minute presentation and discuss how we use theatre as a vehicle to stimulate discussion and solutions among students, parents and teachers.