As part of the drama class , the girls at the UNATTI home decided they would like to create some of their story books for the stage. They started with well know children stories, such as Three Little Pigs and Cinderella. These were done well , but we were more interested in them creating stories from their Nepalese folklore. With a little encouragement they came up with some beautiful stories.
What was more impressive was watching them work together. As there were about 14 , I divided them into two groups and they had about 40 minutes to recreate the story. The older girls in the group tended to take the leadership role , deciding how it should be done, but always giving the younger ones a go, never leaving them out. I stayed out of it as much I could, I encouraged them to project their voices and taught them a little about staging. That is it. I let their imaginations fly and the results were impressive.
At this stage they have performed the stories for each other their house mothers and Anne and myself. The next step is for them to perform for their wider community.