Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
Shinning Star is an organisation which participates in many shows and sketches. Its main aim is to coach youngsters to create and encourage them to write humorous plays/sketches in English, French and Creole languages. The group has participated in numerous Drama Festivals organized by the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage, one man shows competitions and residential Drama workshops.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
Shinning star has encouraged many youths to form part in the organisation and they have gained self-confidence, through training and participation in public presentations. Consequently, since its inception, Shining Star has been winning several awards both at national and international level. On several occasions, such as for the National Drama Festival organised by the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage, its members have been awarded prizes for best actor, best director, best actress. Since 2016, the organisation has been organising several public presentations as at below: Year Type of Participation 2016: New Show “TRAPE VENTE RIYE 2015” on 30 & 31 Oct 2016- MGI “L’Homme Invisible” 1 Hour French Play- on 04, 05, 06 DEC 2015- MCB Port Louis (Port Louis by Light) 2016 Preparation of DVD-Re-worked on our small sketches/ plays and recorded & 2017 same; organised 2 workshops on Theatre; production of 2 DVDs 2018 Launched our Ecole de Theatre- Encouraging young talents One of our members, Jay Dookhy selected as Jury Member- Creole National Drama Festival 2019 Coaching & training youngsters in our Ecole de Theatre at Curepipe & Highlands 2020 Project to staged 90 minutes full-length play- L’avare- Moliere - Besides, staging humorous plays (sale of ticket) we have organised several workshops encouraging many youngsters to develop more interest in drama thus preventing them to be victims of societal ills.