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Barefeet Theatre visits Ireland

Development Education, Education, News/feature, Africa, Ireland, Zambia, 2014
Performers from the Barefeet Theatre Group. Photo: Barefeet Theatre

Performers from Zambian NGO and theatre company, Barefeet Theatre, educate vulnurable youth about health and safety through art, performance and theatre.

How do you empower vulnerable young people? Or teach them to make positive choices about their lives? Or inspire them to be influential in their communities?

An NGO in Zambia, which receives funding from Irish Aid, are doing all of this through theatre, dance, art and performance. Barefeet Theatre in Zambia work with some of the most vulnerable young people in Zambia, faced with daily challenges and risks arising from their circumstances.

Barefeet theatre has grown into a vibrant, award winning theatre company that has performed in Europe, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Through performing arts, Barefeet Theatre educate Zambian youth about health, safety and support as well as psychosocial support.

Barefeet Theatre has a performance company, which generates income to support their outreach activities. From a humble starting point, Barefeet theatre has grown into a vibrant, award winning theatre company that has performed in Europe, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

This week the Barefeet Theatre is touring Ireland. Working with the National Youth Council of Ireland, Barefeet Theatre are delivering workshops to educators, practitioners and young people in Ireland. In addition to their workshops, Barefeet Theatre will also perform in the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin. 

Barefeet Theatre in Ireland

Find out more about the workshops being held by Barefeet Theatre