Arts-based community education & cultural heritage in the developing world

Launching in 2019, GlobalEyes is a project delivering education through the arts in the developing world and building an online resource of world cultures.

Migrant

project

 

Bangladesh

2019

Fundraising

 

The project is run by Sarah Gooda, a mental health worker with a background in the arts. Sarah has a music degree and advanced diploma in arts (theatre and performance), plays multiple instruments, and performs as a singer/songwriter. She runs her own theatre company, has worked as a musician, actress, stage manager and lighting and sound designer, has worked with youth theatres, and has experience of art, drama and music therapy.  Sarah has worked with in-transit immigrants in Australia and volunteered with children in Kenya.

Aims

 

  • To use the arts to educate communities in the developing world about issues important in their own community

  • To encourage creativity and foster participation in the arts

  • To connect young people with their traditional culture

  • To build up and online cultural resource of traditional cultures from around the world.

How it

works

 

  • Each project works with a community in a developing country, running workshops with one or more groups of children. 
  • Issues important to the community are discussed, and a short performance is devised to educate the community on this issue
  • Local traditional art forms are researched with and through the children
  • A performance is devised using local traditional art forms, which is recorded and added to the GlobalEyes website as a resource for others. 
  • The children get to perform the pieces to their community