The Department of Social Work (HRM), Sacred Heart College (Autonomous) organized a four-day Theatre Skills Training programmes for the first-year MSW[HRM] Trainees from 08.08.2022 to 11. 08.2022. The programme’s main goal was to help them learn theatre skills such as parai aattam, kaliyal aattam, oyil aattam, gummi aattam, social awareness songs, and street plays. It taught them life skills like time management, teamwork, improving voice culture, communication, adapting to new situations, cooperating, coordinating, and finally equipping them with necessary leadership skills. It had a significant impact on the trainees, and the lessons and knowledge gained were extremely valuable and priceless. Mr. Stephan, a well-known trainer/master with over 20 years of experience in this field, was the trainer/master again this year.
The program me was very interesting energetic, and engaging. It assisted the trainees in discovering their talents and improving their skills. It also gave the trainees the confidence to step out of their comfort zone and to start giving their whole for the sake of the team and for learning. It also helped them overcome their shyness and fear. On the whole, the training was extremely beneficial, and meaningful to all the MSW students.