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Nonceba and Ida once again host a group of SIT students

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

 More photos from the progamme in the prison will be posted soon. Please come back.

A group of SIT students listen to a presentation by Nonceba the day before their programme in the Eshowe prison started.

Ida Gartrell writes as follows:


Twenty-six students from the School for International Training, and thirteen inmates from the Eshowe Women’s Correctional Centre attended a two day workshop, run by Ida Gartrell, on the 14/15th March 2012.


Using Drama, Movement, Breath, Voice and Discussion participants were taken through various processes which focussed on Identity, Stories, Choices, Leading and Following, Observation and Relationships. Finally through “Image Work” (Augusto Boal : Theatre of the Oppressed) their two-day journey allowed them to identify how they arrived at that moment. (i.e. S.I.T. students visiting a prison in Eshowe, and inmates incarcerated in Eshowe Prison.)


“Look at yourself right now and identify how you got from where you were to where you are today. I am sure there have been a series of specific steps that you have taken on your journey that have brought you to where you are at this minute. You are where you are because of yourself. It has been your choices and your decisions over the months and years that have brought you to this very moment.”


As individuals,in pairs, in small and large groups, discussions were held, games were played, physical exercises tried out and finally basic understanding was reached of their similarities and differences – the choices that set them apart, and what defined themselves as people – their humanity.


The workshop ended with an hour of delightful entertainment by both groups. My thanks to Pretty Nsibande, Thembalethu Nhlebela and Lamo Jama for assisting me.


Stephanie McKee: her special study for SIT

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Institutionalized: the art of Zululand’s prisoners

Stephanie wrote an outstanding analysis of prisoner art in her paper for School for International Training during 2011. The paper gives special attention to the way technical aspects to artistic creativity have been used to yield complex thinking about the lived predicaments prisoners find themselves in.

The paper also is rich in that it gives a large number of examples illustrative of the points she makes.

Read her paper at:


Lamo Jama and Stephanie McKee working with a prison group

Lamo Jama and Stephanie McKee working together with a prison group

Tommy McAree and Claire Wiltse worked intensively with the Programme in early 2011

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Click on the links to read Tommy and Claire’s ISPs.

CW ISP PT 1 _2_tommy ISP _2_


IndiAna’s paper

Friday, January 13th, 2012

IndiAna Gowland: “Moms Behind Bars”

IndiAna writes a fine paper

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

An American student spent many hours talking to mums in some Zululand prisons. This paper records her experiences.

IndiAna Gowland


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