Strategic Goals

Strategic Goals

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Main Goals of Yes Theatre are

Goal 1

 Improve the life skills of Palestinian children and youth.

Background: Yes Theatre’s experiences point to the importance of improving the life skills of Palestinian children and youth through the use of drama and theatre. Yes Theatre has also learned that improved life skills for Palestinian children and youth are the only unique and powerful tools for social change and development. In the strategic planning process, these issues emerged as paramount for Yes Theatre’s future effectiveness.

Objectives:

  • Address and reflect the reality of the Palestinian children and youth.
  • Use community, education, and action circles as vehicles for improving the life skills of Palestinian children and youth.
  • Provide training to practitioners, drama teachers and animators who will contribute effectively to the improvement of life skills for Palestinian children and youth.
  • Seek collaborations with other organizations (Palestinian Ministry of Education, UNRWA, CBOs and NGOs) that could facilitate the implementation phases of the process. 
  • Sensitize the local community and main stakeholders to the importance of drama and theatre as development tools for children.

Goal 2

Empower Rights holders to know about and to claim their rights.

Background: Yes Theatre’s experiences point to the importance of empowering rights holders to know about and to claim their rights. Yes Theatre believes in advocating the duty bearers to fulfill their responsibility towards right holders. Also, rights holders have to participate in claim their rights from duty bearers.

 

Objectives:

  • Duty-bearers respect, protect and fulfill the rights to quality education for all children, including free and inclusive access to schooling.
  • Duty-bearers respect, protect and fulfill the rights to complete protection of all children.
  • Duty-bearers respect, protect and fulfill the rights to quality psychosocial support and mental health services for all children.
  • Promote children’s rights to psychosocial well being and implement quality and relevant psychosocial support programs for Children and young people.
  • Promote children’s protection rights and implement quality and relevant child protection programs for children and young people.

Goal 3

Strengthen and deepen the bonds of the Yes Theatre network.

Background: Yes Theatre is committed to the growth and diversity of its associative membership and to creating a safe environment that encourages all members to challenge themselves in such a way that can be reflected positively on its work.

Objectives:

  • Increase membership, achieving 15% annual growth over the next three years, with an upper limit of 70 members.
  • Strengthen connections among members, and between members and staff, to better serve members’ diverse needs an increase their involvement within the local community.
  • Improve the cultural and artistic competence and performance of Yes Theatre.

 Goal 4

Schoolteachers and social workers are qualified in the adoption of drama techniques in education.

Background: Yes Theatre’s experience point to the importance of adopting drama in education. Yes Theatre believes that drama could contribute effectively in enhancing students’ self-confidence, self-expression, imagination, creativity and academic performance.

Objectives:

  • Improve the capacities of teachers, social workers and animators to use drama as means to educate children and improve their life skills.
  • Sensitize the Palestinian Ministry of Education and UNRWA to the importance of drama in education and its role to improve the life skills of Palestinian children.

 Goal 5

Increase artistic and cultural exchange at the national, regional and international levels.

Background: Yes Theatre is a member in local and international networks. The two networks have been developed in order to increase access to performing arts and increase artistic exchange at the local, regional and international levels.

Objectives:

  • Host external trainers to conduct training programs for YT staff and beneficiaries.
  • Host locals and foreigners’ performances in Yes Theatre.
  • Participate in capacity building programs and cultural events outside Palestine.
  • Conduct plays tours locally, regionally and at the international level.

 Goal 6

Improve the organization and its management.

Background: Yes Theatre gives a special attention to organizational development. Yes Theatre believes in continuous improvement with a special focus on quality in all of its technical, managerial and financial processes. In 2012, Yes Theatre was awarded an international certificate in Good Governance and transparency. This certificate was provided by Transparency international and it is a good an indicator about the special attention, which is given by YT to organizational assessment and development.

 

Objectives:

  • Team building and bonding.
  • Creating new paradigms.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Monitoring and evaluation system (Assessment)
  • Planning change. 

 Goal 7

Utilize theatre as a tool to raise awareness and advocate on community issues.

Background: Yes Theatre has started to develop partnerships with local and international organizations through the use of theatre. The fundamental aim of this partnership based on using theatre as a tool to raise awareness and advocate on community issues. YT’s partners have professional programs in different topics and subjects. These partners aim at raising the awareness of their beneficiaries through the use of theatrical productions.

Objectives:

  • Produce plays, drama sketches and promos in cooperation with specialized partners in different fields rather than theatre as social justice, accountability, ect,

 Goal 8

Utilize social entrepreneurship approach and theatre to spur job opportunities for Palestinian youth.

Background: Yes Theatre has been starting to create job opportunities for Palestinian youth since 2008. Yes Theatre didn’t have a clear approach that can help to guaranty enough resources to achieve this objective without relying on donors. YT has recently adopted social entrepreneurship in order to develop income-generating projects that have social impact. These projects could lead to spur job opportunities for Palestinian youth who are interested in drama and theatre.  

Objectives:

  • Create job opportunities for 30 artistic practitioners over the next three years.
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