Dramatic Need is a creative arts charity helping vulnerable children in Africa to build hope and self-belief in the face of conflict, trauma and hardship. We work in rural areas of Rwanda and South Africa to provide creative-arts education, resources, support and inspiration for children and youth. We promote creative expression as a tool for conflict resolution, social development, gender-empowerment and for the communication of positive health messages.
We work in two ways. The first is through our children’s programming; community out-reach initiatives and teacher-training programmes based at our community arts centres in rural Free State, South Africa. The Second is through our Volunteer Program which sends local and international arts professionals to host issue-based workshops in underprivileged and rural communities throughout South Africa and Rwanda.