Almost two and a half years ago we embarked on a project that would see five organisations coming together for a common cause – using drama techniques to support the teaching and learning processes, diversity and intercultural education in our schools. Little did we know how enriching this journey would be.
Nor could we have imagined how a global pandemic would force us to rethink the way we do things, as most of our schools were forced into lock down and travelling banned. The last months were taxing. COVID-19 impacted our way of life. It touched some of us up close. It hit hard, particularly when we were supposed to be together and instead were forced to meet from behind a screen. It thwarted our plans but not our spirit and even though at times it seemed almost impossible, we still found ways to make this project a success. In many ways, the project provided a reason to carry on when the going got really though. It lent itself extremely well to the times – we were forced to find really innovative and creative ways to bring the project successfully to a close.
As we look back, we also look forward. On paper this project is over but the experience will live on and celebrated in friendships that will last well into the future. The people behind the partner organisations are not the kind to stand idle. Many of us are busy with other projects but the network will live on and there will be other projects, other opportunities…
Till then, thank you for sharing this journey with us.