Social inclusion, creating the conditions for dialogue, conflict resolution and non-violent communication among teenagers, separated by hostilities.

Studio "Theatre of the Oppressed"


Who is behind this?

Irina Sazanova

Charitable organization "Ukrainian Charitable Foundation "Za pravo na zhittia"


Who is joining forces?

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

This studio is a system that includes a set of specially selected exercises, games and techniques for children that create the conditions for dialogue, and brings new solutions how to resolve conflicts situation. Forum Theatre its unique tool in the fight against xenophobia, discrimination and stigmatization, in the prevention of child rights observance and establishment of tolerance between different population groups separated by hostilities.

Where will your idea take place?

Kiev Ukraine

Why does Europe need your idea?

In Ukraine military conflict has been going on for a 2 years.It has a big negative influence on children living at the occupied territory.Almost 2000 child have received psychological help in the camp "Lisova zastava."We know,they dont divide each - other on a geographic basis,not labeled,"separatists" or "bender".They are - children separated by war, make friends,love,empathize and now its up to them how they will build their future.We just want to help them to build a dialogue.

What is your impact?

820 children and 30 adults will be trained in the method of forum theater and prepared for dialogue and resolution of conflicts between different groups of people separated by hostilities.9 performances will be created and showed at 9 camp's shifts, later shows will be present in schools. Documentary will be done, giving an idea of ​​the method of preparation and holding of the forum-theater for children and youth.

How do you get there?

Forum-theater created by Augusto Boal as part of the "Theatre of the oppressed» . Designed as a forum, show teaches people how to change their world and makes sure that it is possible. This system includes a set of specially selected exercises, games and techniques to create opportunities for dialogue and active, creative new solutions to resolve conflicts option. During the play, you can stop the scene at any time. This project is a pilot and involves 8 three-day training for children and 1 three-day training for adult volunteers, 9 presentations in 9 camps shifts (820 children) and showing some of the best performances in the city schools and other regions of Ukraine (at least 9 shows), with a discussion of the organization and interactive participation of the audience.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

Children affected by the war in the Donbas: children living in the occupied territory, the children, from the front zone, children from other regions of the country whose parents were called into the army and take part in hostilities. Activists of social organizations and volunteers who work in the front zone, with the families of internally displaced persons and the families of killed soldiers.

What makes your idea stand apart?

Unfortunately Lisova zastava its only one recreation center for the children affected by war in the country. We are trying to implement different approaches for the mental and phisical children's recovering.
We dont have any support from the goverment and holding our camp only for donation from people.

€ 46000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 92000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

30000 - Food and accommodation of children in the camp, 9 months 16000 - Costs for the presentation of productions "Forum Theatre" production of iformatsionnyh newsletters and video films.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Sharing the experience of such kind of Forum Theatre. Tips and advises how to make this projest as best as possible for children and community.



Idea created on March 8, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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