Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Here is the text for the Improvisational Theatre Seminars:
“Improvisational Theatre means SPONTANEITY, GAME, LAUGHTER and ENJOYMENT of FAILURE! Through it, we aim to discover the untold possibilities of our imagination and creativity, teaching ourselves to think and try less. We learn to not fear failure, and to take more risks, to support the person next to us who is also learning to take risks. We build trust, we learn to lose control and live in the moment, instead of being afraid of the result of our actions. These seminars will enable our ability to adapt to unexpected stimuli and to take risks not only on stage, but in everyday life! We look forward to seeing the rhythm of the spontaneity of the child within you!”
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Improvisational Theatre seminars ensure that individuals from a most vulnerable group of society, who have had to, and continue to deal with extremely difficult everyday lives and experiences are provided with the tools necessary in order to face these issues and integrate into society with confidence and pride. While GCR services provide support in managing the practical details of their integration, these seminars will support the intangible issues impeding their integration. Our experience and the results of prior theatrical seminars have highlighted their significance. While enjoying the experience, at least 20 participants from prior theatrical seminars have begun to actively support PYXIDA and other organisations as volunteers; they participate more actively in associations and events, gaining a confident voice not only in relation to their own lives,but that of society as a whole.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
The seminars provide tools to refugees who do not yet have the possibility or support in spontaneously expressing themselves in everyday life, since they are seen as ‘foreign’ and therefore self-determined as such within society.The seminars will support them in saying yes to their own voice,paving the way to a more active role in their life and society.NGOs’ advocating for refugee &migrant rights tend to do this for rather than with them.This scheme will therefore enhance and strengthen advocacy efforts &can easily be replicated in GCR Thessaloniki branch, as well as other NGOs'.