Seenaryo enables young refugees in Lebanon to create powerful, high-quality theatre and art and trains their teachers to use participatory arts as an educational tool. One in four people in Lebanon is a refugee, and of these, 50% are children, of which 59% are not in school. UNHCR and the Lebanese government both highlight non-formal education and holistic approaches as key to the successful reintroduction of highly traumatised refugee children into schools. Seenaryo runs participatory programmes, including youth theatres and choirs, while also mentoring refugees to lead these programmes themselves. It also develops educational tools for teachers using this participatory arts approach. In 2017, Seenaryo reached over 1,000 beneficiaries, created 84 paid opportunities for refugees and produced 19 shows/performances seen by 2,400 audience members. The Fore will fund Seenaryo?s expansion into Jordan and enable it to develop sustainable income by increasing sales of its educational tools.
Funding programme:COVID-19 Response: RAFT
Funding round:2020 Summer
Location: Outside the UK
Sector: Poverty and disadvantage, Arts and culture, Youth and education