Kazzum Arts Project Ltd

Everybody's Different

An arts-based Disability Awareness activity for children and young people. A practical tool used to engage the school community in understanding equality and access.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (802941)

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'Everybody’s Different' is a 6 week programme of arts based workshops, using drama and visual arts to introduce awareness of disability to primary school pupils. 'Everybody’s Different' encourages children to address the obstacles for disability within their school, not only physically but socially as well. After a pilot run with Kobi Nazrul School in Tower Hamlets, the received a successful independent evaluation. Kazzum needs the funds to deliver Everybody’s Different to schools across Greater London. Kazzum’s Artistic Director Daryl Beeton states, “Working for many years with children and young people I noticed that ‘Disability’ is a subject that doesn’t get spoken about, mainly out to fear of saying the wrong thing. Yet, being a disabled artist myself, I found that by working on arts projects in schools I was also providing a very basic form of Disability Equality Training for the children taking part.” Children who participate in Everybody’s Different benefit by: 1/ Understanding the obstacles that disabled people face – both physical and social 2/ Experiencing improved social interaction due to challenging preconceptions and social stereotypes 3/ Gaining increased confidence in their individual identity 4/ The example of positive role models – at least one of our workshop leaders delivering each session is disabled The cost of delivering the 6 week programme per school involves: Workshop Leaders (x2) = £1,000 Materials = 200 Resource Packs for Teachers = £5 per pack Total per session = £1205 Ideally, we would like the opportunity to reach 6 schools per term. That's 24 Schools a year (cost = £28,920). Schools investing time in raising pupil’s awareness of disability can ensure that they are not only meeting the requirements of the recent legislation but nurturing better informed adults. The 6 week project gives children the opportunity to explore obstructions to disability within a familiar environment and investigate how to overcome them in a safe and creative atmosphere.

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