Volunteer opportunity posted by: CADIP - Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects
Posted on: February 8, 2013
Public health dialogue on public health issues is becoming increasingly important for improving the health status of the people in India. The project "Health on Stage" is the continuation and the follow up of global effort to mobilize the local community for public health dialogue. It is a unique model that attempts to pool up international volunteers and engage them in an intensive dialogue with local community by using "forum theatre" as the medium for communication.
Health on stage will be implemented in slums of Bangalore and rural areas in Mysore. Water related issues and water borne diseases will be the important components of Health on Stage programme. The volunteers, split in groups, will perform forum theatre and promote Health on Stage.
After a brief inter-cultural exchange and learning the applications of 'forum theatre', the volunteers of "Health on Stage" would perform, focusing on public health with all its social and cultural dimensions. Under the broader framework of Water and Public Health, a wide range of local issues will be taken up for dialogue and seeking solutions. Hygiene and sanitation, waterborne diseases, preventive and curative aspects of health, water and environment, water conservation, indigenous water purification measures will be the issues to be dealt with. A local person skilled in forum theatre will work with the volunteers throughout the project.
Project dates: July 1 - July 21, 2013
Location: In Bangalore and Mysore
More information and enrollment: http://www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-india.htm
To apply, please go to www.cadip.org If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact us at 646-582-9000 or 416-943-4900