Our Projects: International Theatre for Development

Sri Lanka

In the east of Sri Lanka, working with the British Council and the Centre for Performing Arts, we established Shakthi, a new company of Tamil and Singhalese members who had all been affected by the long lasting civil war, which had recently come to an end, leaving a fractured society.

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In Myanmar the British Embassy invited Pan to train local NGO workers to deal with the huge psycho-social problems which followed the devastation of Cyclone Nargis. This initial work was followed by an invitation from the British Council to work with a group of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Yangon (Rangoon) to form a Theatre for Development company (Human Drama) to tackle burning social issues.

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Pan has a 20 year history of working in collaboration with organisations throughout India but its greatest achievement has been in establishing Vidya.

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