Dramatic Need

Viljoenskroon, Dramatic Need Piet Patsa Community Arts Centre, Rietpan St, Valley Farm AH

Dramatic Need is a creative arts charity helping vulnerable children in Africa build hope and self-belief in the face of conflict, trauma and hardship. Through participatory arts programming in workshops hosted by staff and volunteers, Dramatic Need provides the space - both physical and psychological - for young people to express and engage with the challenges they face in their daily lives. Working from two bases, in the Free State, South Africa, and Rwamagana, Rwanda respectively, the charity uses a broad range of creative arts, from photography to animation; drama to film-making, to inspire young people to use creative thinking as a means, not only to forge a dialogue with their wider communities, but to develop robust, personal coping mechanisms.

Amber Sainsbury (Founder and CEO)

Dramatic Need Piet Patsa Community Arts Centre, Rietpan Farm, Viljoenskroon, 9520

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