Girls from Napela, INC

Support girls in Staten Island, USA and Jattari, India!

 

Who we are & what we do

 

The Other Side is a non-profit which uses a performing-arts based pedagogy to create global sisterhood, and instill confidence and self-esteem among girls from underserved communities.

 

Our participants explore women’s rights and expectations through performing arts, and create an exchange of ideas through their creative work, thereby building bridges and new friendships between girls in different countries.

 

It’s like pen pals, but with theatre!

Sharing and performing each other’s art produces genuine breakthroughs in building confidence, cultural understanding, and the girls grow from one another’s strength.

Everybody has a pretty great time, too!

For four years, The Other Side has connected over 400 girls across 3 countries, including U.S. communities in the South Bronx, East Harlem, Brooklyn and Staten Island, and communities in Tel-Aviv, Israel; Jattari and Anupshahr, India; with new initiatives beginning this year in Uganda, Kenya, and refugee communities in the United States.

 

We need your help to put on a special Summer Camp for girls!

This year, we’re connecting cultures like never before, by fostering artistic collaborations between girls from a Liberian immigrant community in New York with girls in rural India!

Led by experienced Teaching Artists, 25+ girls from each community will spend two weeks participating in our Summer Camp. They’ll engage in activities & exercises designed to help them express what it means to be a girl in their community through theater, while sharing and creating work with their counterparts half a world away.

 

It won’t be easy, but we can do it with your help!

 

Your donations will provide stipends for our talented teaching artists and program staff, our venue rental, food for our participants, art supplies, t-shirts, and support for our partnering organization in India – everything our girls will need to have a great time at camp, and put on an amazing show!

What impact will your contribution make

In addition to dramatic training, which facilitates storytelling and confidence building, our technique also teaches the girls to identify oppressors, how to work around them to get what they need, and how to be positive leaders in the future. Participants will learn about each other, about themselves, and gain the confidence to create change in their communities.

The camp culminates with a final performance, open to each community, taking place both at the Staten Island MakerSpace & on-site in India. Performances can include photos, videos, live skits, poetry, dance, music – the sky’s the limit!

 

When girls exchange their dramatic creations, they’ll teach each other that they are not alone.

Our Partners

Bhagwathi Sarla Paliwal Education Society is a not for profit school run by service oriented staff and community volunteers striving to promote and increase literacy levels, awareness and employability of girls in rural india.

Napela is a Liberian immigrant community in Staten Island committed to the improvement and empowerment of immigrant women and their families through the creation of culturally sensitive programs.

 

Perks

 

Giving Levels for Indiegogo What you support What you get
$10 Meal for one girl for one day ·       A card from one girl made during lunch (digital copy)

·       A thank you post and a “Supporter for a cause” badge on your Facebook wall

$20 Meals for two girls for one day  

·        A thank you post and a “Supporter for a cause” badge on your Facebook wall

·       A card from two girls made during lunch (actual card will be shipped + digital copy)

$50 One girl for one day ·        An Other Side tee-shirt

·        A thank you post and a “Supporter for a cause – Silver” badge on your Facebook wall

·       A series of cards, artwork, poetry, and photos from and of the girl that you sponsored (all to be shipped)

·       A downloadable copy of the video compilation of the performance day

$100 Two girls on performance day ·        An Other Side tee-shirt

·        A thank you post and a “Supporter for a cause – Gold” badge on your Facebook wall

·        A series of cards, artwork, poetry, and photos from two girls on performance day (all to be shipped)

·        A downloadable copy of the video compilation of the performance day

·        A special mention of your name in the stage backdrop to be designed by the girls on performance day

·       You are invited to join us for lunch on performance day. You also get to sit with them during the performance if you are able to attend.

$700 14 girls each day ·        An Other Side tee-shirt

·        A thank you post and a “Supporter for a cause – Platinum” badge on your Facebook wall

·        A series of cards, artwork, poetry, and photos from two girls on performance day (all to be shipped)

·        A downloadable copy of the video compilation of the performance day

·        A special mention of your name in the stage backdrop to be designed by the girls on performance day

·       You also get to sit with them during the performance if you are able to attend. You are invited to join us for lunch on one day.

$3,500 14 girls, one week ·        An Other Side tee-shirt

·        A thank you post and a “Supporter for a cause – Diamond” badge on your Facebook wall

·        A series of cards, artwork, poetry, and photos from all the girls in one week (all to be shipped)

·        A downloadable copy of the video compilation of the performance day

·        A special mention of your name in the stage backdrop to be designed by the girls on performance day

·       You are invited to join us for lunch on Friday August 18th or August 25th and get to know the girls if you are able to come. VIP treatment and front row seats at our final performance on August 25th.

$10,000 Entire camp, 14 girls, two weeks ·        An Other Side tee-shirt,

·        A thank you post and a “Supporter for a cause – Ambassador” badge on your Facebook wall

·        A series of cards, artwork, poetry, and photos from all the girls in one week (all to be shipped)

·        A downloadable copy of the video compilation of the performance day

·        A special mention of your name in the stage backdrop to be designed by the girls on performance day

·        You are invited to join us for lunch on Friday August 18th or August 25th and get to know the girls if you are able to come.

·       VIP treatment and front row seats at our final performance on August 25th.