Newsletter 2


Recent Events: Small Street Drama in the outskirts of the Kathmandu valley, containing information on the proper use of water

Sarwanam recently conducted a small street drama tour in the outskirts of Kathmandu.

In cooperation with “Indigenous Helpless Children and Women Development Organization” Sarwanam staged a comic play to increase awareness for the importance of responsible water consumption.

The play focused on two main aspects:

1.) Carefully washing hands before eating

2.) To only drink filtered water

in order to avoid water borne diseases.

Sarwanam conveyed these messages through a very entertaining play that told the story of one village’s villain. This character terrorizes the other inhabitants of the village and gives them a tough time, stealing their money and also their food.

Greedily, he eats all the snacks and licks his fingers. Afterwards he drinks from the village’s tab, ignoring two ladies’ protest.

He is about to glorify himself as the strongest and most powerful man in town, when he breaks down, suffering from stomach cramps.

While he is in pain, two mean germs enter the stage and tease him. But in the end, they are also swept away by soap.

The play was performed in the villages of Jitpur (Kathmandu District), in Bhaktapur on Durbar Square and in Suryabinayak and in Lalitpur District in front of students of two schools in Jharuwarashi and Chhampi. The cheering and laughing audience highly approved Sarwanam’s performance.

Continuation of Amnesty International’s play on working migrants-Street Drama Tour across the Country

After a delay of one month the street drama tour for Amnesty International will commenced last Saturday.

The topic of the street play written by human rights activist Krishna Pahadi is uneducated Nepali people leaving their country to work and earn abroad.

Unfortunately, due to exploitation and lack of rights many of them find themselves in a nightmarish situation.

The street play exemplifies the story of one young man who leaves Nepal full of hope and expectations just to suffer grief hardships and disappointments when he has an accident in a factory and is fired then.

Sarwanam travelled to different districts and performed in front of communities from which many people emigrate.

Sarwanam’s journey included Pokhara, Narayangat, Palpa, Butwal and some other places.

About sarwanam

Sarwanam is a group of activists who create change in society with the means of theatre, especially street drama. The group was formed 30 yrs.
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