Wan Smolbag Centres WSB – Port Vila Haulua NCYC
History <ul><li>Started in 1989 with a group of 5 volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of 2009, over 100 people employe...
WSB as an Organisation
Some activities in 2009 <ul><li>Media Production – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch LP2 & film LP3  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Some activities in 2009 <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thousands of teachers, students and community members atte...
Some activities in 2009 <ul><li>Good Governance  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with communities on  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Some activities in 2009 <ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network of turtle monitors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wa...
Some activities in 2009 <ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 RH clinics, one in Vila  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and one...
Benefits of using theatre for community engagement <ul><li>Non-threatening method of initiating dialogue </li></ul><ul><li...
WSB Website  <ul><li>http://www.wansmolbag.org </li></ul>
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A presentation by Siula Bulu of Vanuatu

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Presentation at the Oceanic Transformations conference held by the Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies at Victoria University, April 2010 by Siula Bulu of Vanuatu's Wan Smolbag Theatre group.

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A presentation by Siula Bulu of Vanuatu

  1. 2. Wan Smolbag Centres WSB – Port Vila Haulua NCYC
  2. 3. History <ul><li>Started in 1989 with a group of 5 volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of 2009, over 100 people employed in the three different centres </li></ul><ul><li>Work in most islands in Vanuatu </li></ul><ul><li>Do some regional work </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops with communities </li></ul><ul><li>Produce IEC/BCC materials </li></ul><ul><li>Produce films </li></ul><ul><li>Many more…….. </li></ul>
  3. 4. WSB as an Organisation
  4. 5. Some activities in 2009 <ul><li>Media Production – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch LP2 & film LP3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ 40Dei” theatre play </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International festival </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>attended by theatre groups from NZ, Australia, Noumea and others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio programs on good governance issues, HIV and nutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed 38,427 of WSB materials world wide (dvd’s, booklets, comics, BCC materials etc) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Some activities in 2009 <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thousands of teachers, students and community members attended workshops in Vanuatu, Fiji & Solomon Islands </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Youth Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three youth centres: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Port Vila, Santo & Pentecost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services offers activities for out of school youth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer, sports, music, literacy, self-defense, photography and many more </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Some activities in 2009 <ul><li>Good Governance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with communities on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>issues like rights, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>including voting rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>of the Family Protection Bill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Play on Domestic violence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Election play </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with politicians and community leaders </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Some activities in 2009 <ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network of turtle monitors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>work with school kids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagabe river cleanup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional work: attend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Turtle Symposiums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(US/Aust/Tahiti) in the last two years </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Some activities in 2009 <ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 RH clinics, one in Vila </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and one in Santo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Providing RH services – </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>family planning, STI services, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VCCT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer education programs in all three centres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community workshops on RH (STI, HIV) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile clinics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with sex workers and msm’s </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Benefits of using theatre for community engagement <ul><li>Non-threatening method of initiating dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Very effective especially when considering literacy issues </li></ul><ul><li>Good way of mobilising community </li></ul>
  10. 11. WSB Website <ul><li>http://www.wansmolbag.org </li></ul>

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