Hands-on Puppetry Workshop with Caregivers, Psychologists & Teachers

A two-day followup puppetry workshop for teachers, caregivers and psychologists to use puppetry in working with children in vulnerable situations (Street children, speacial children and children is public schools)

Puppets are both entertaining and captivating. In their different forms they appeal to both old and young alike, represent different customs and traditions and are valuable educational tools. Children can believe in/relate to them; they can enter and explore the fascinating inventive world that puppets create.

Learning through playing is fundamental to our children’s education, and for those specially in challenging situations like street children, IDP children, children in institutional care. Puppets help them to develop the necessary soft skills in life. Puppets can stimulate children’s imagination, encourage expression, creative play and discovery and are a wonderful interactive way to introduce narrative to children who are not much educated to read.

Objectives

  • To build the capacity of the organization in puppet making and playing
  • To enable teachers and caregivers to use puppetry with children and young people to build up confidence, develop creativity and facilitate expression.
  • To provide a chance to children and organizations to perform puppet shows in front of a large audience to increase their confidence level and develop children’s agency in generating positive sustainable change.

Date: 25th-26th August, 2014
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Location: Islamabad

Participants: The workshop is suitable for teachers, caregivers, workers of organizations dealing with children in formal or informal education sectors and anybody who deals with vulnerable children or who is interested to learn puppetry to use it with children for skill development and creative expression.

The participation in the workshop is by invitation only, given to partner organisations of The Little Art.

You can write to us at info@thelittleart.org if you want to attend the workshop.

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