Will you become a friend of Seenaryo?
Through theatre and play, Seenaryo aims to transform learning and unleash the collective power of communities in Lebanon and Jordan. We are inviting you to join Seenaryo’s circle of friends. Our friends are regular donors who give monthly via direct debit, making a real impact on Seenaryo’s ability to grow and innovate. Because we all know that friends are the best!
Giving £10 a month could fund a Playkit training for a teacher, allowing them to transform their classroom through play. They would also have access to the Seenaryo Playkit app, which is a bank of songs, games and stories.
As a Friend, you will receive an annual copy of Seenaryo’s Impact Report in the post, quarterly updates by email and invites to Seenaryo events in London and online.
Giving £50 a month could fund 15 children to create an original piece of theatre, led by facilitators from under-served communities who have been trained in Seenaryo’s participatory approach.
Best Friends are welcomed to attend the invite-only Seenaryo Supper, receive an annual copy of Seenaryo’s Impact Report in the post, quarterly updates by email and invites to Seenaryo events in London and online.
“Theatre puts my life in order, it organises my time and organises my thoughts”
Najah I ACTOR & FACILITATOR
Najah from Aleppo in Syria has participated in a number of women’s theatre productions with Seenaryo. Outside of theatre, she is a football instructor at a local school. She says: “Theatre is probably the most important thing that has happened in my life in the years that I’ve been involved with Seenaryo. Before theatre, I hadn’t adjusted to life in the place in which I was living. Theatre helped me to laugh more. At home, there’s a lot of noise and I hate noise. But here, it’s me that makes the noise.
“Theatre puts my life in order, it organises my time and organises my thoughts with the people around me: sometimes I disagree with them, but I don’t think anyone is 100% aligned in their points of view. I don’t need to agree with everyone in order to commit to sticking with them. In this group, we help each other.”
Now, over five years since she first started with Seenaryo, Najah uses the exercises that she learns in theatre to lead her football sessions. “There are certain games which really help me to manage the children’s behaviour,” she says. “Theatre helps me to build confidence and skills for my working life.” She also stars in Seenaryo’s first feature-length documentary, Tilka, that is set to premiere at the Lebanese Independent Film Festival in September 2023.