About the project

The interactive educational show WIN YOUR WAY was produced by THEATRE FOR CHANGES NGO – the leading interactive theatre company in Armenia in collaboration with CHILD DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION in February 2012 in the frames of the project DISABLED = DIFFERENTLY-ABLED, which was supported by the Arts and Culture Program of the OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS. The project was aimed at using child-friendly interactive theatre method, in order to support on-going efforts to reduce prejudice against children with special needs.

The play was successfully presented in numerous regional communities of Armenia and Artsakh 2012 (also with the support of ARMENIAN YOUTH INITIATIVE and The BEARR Trust) reaching over 4300 schoolchildren and their teachers.  The beneficiaries of the project were stimulated to modify their attitudes towards children with disabilities and gain better knowledge of children’s rights and their own responsibilities in this regard.     

The project team after the final rehearsal of the show

The presentations of the play were coordinated in collaboration with Child Development Foundation, Children of Armenia Fund, Tufenkyan Foundation, Bridge of Hope NGO, For You – Motherland NGO and Children’s Social Care Centers in Gyumri and Vanadzor.