Ideal Childhood

Youngsters stage plays to discuss education in Minas Gerais

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 18:42
Youngsters organized the event and invited the community Youngsters organized the event and invited the community

Students from Santana do Paraíso (MG) used the drama language to start a discussion on local policies for children and youngsters. Teenagers aged 12 to 14 wrote a play titled “The School”, which depicted the quality of education and the community’s participation in the pursuit of better public schools. Meanwhile, youngsters aged 15 to 18 staged “The Kingdom of the Voiceless”, suggesting the creation of a local theater.

The plays are part of project “Youth Forum: Protagonists of Children’s and Adolescents’ Rights”, a partnership shared by Camargo Corrêa Institute through with the Ideal Childhood program, InterCement, and the NGO Mudança de Cena. Participants of activities were recommended by organizations Instituto Lumar, Cejoc, and Coletivo Buteco do Portuga.
The project discusses social issues and uses the “theater forum” methodology, which prompts the audience’s debate and invites it to take assume the characters’ position at the end of each presentation.
In 2012, about 20 youngsters participated in theater workshops and discussions about rights and issues of childhood and youth in the region.