21 enthusiastic volunteers from 14 ASEM countries were engaged in a 6-week project “Health on Stage”. Divided in three groups, the volunteers organised forum theatre performances with and for the local communities in South India. They worked closely with the slum-dwellers in Bangalore, workers from an industrial belt in Chennai and villagers in Mysore.
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) and Field Services & Intercultural Learning (FSL-India) were organising this project: the 10th Asia-Europe Young Volunteers Exchange (AEYVE): Health on Stage, from 20th August to 1st October 2011.
Check out “Health on Stage” pictures here
An Open Day public event was organised on 30th September in Bangalore. Participants and organisers shared their insights in the project with representatives from the media, NGOs and other interested parties.
This project is in the framework of the International Year of Volunteering +10 (IYV+10).