Dramaide, a Project in Schools in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
The programme in question is called DramAide, an acronym for Drama in AIDS Education. It was developed in 1992 from a University based pilot. In 1993 and 1994 it consisted of 10 teams, each having 2 university graduated “actor-teachers” and several selected community nurses. These teams were managed under contract by 3 local Universities, and contracted to reach more than 700 high schools with their programme as piloted. The contract gave wide powers to the management board, which enabled both a changing response to a developing epidemic, and a variety of approaches. This variety allows for informative field research and innovation, which helped us to monitor and motivate the field workers.
KeywordsParticipatory Action Research Management Board Recurrent Feature Ritual Performance Participatory Dialogue
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