Please support Me - Dramatherapist in training

by Dramatherapist in Training in London, Greater London, England

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On 6th December 2018 we successfully raised £340 with 8 supporters in 57 days

I need university fees for my Drama and Movement Therapy Masters.

by Dramatherapist in Training in London, Greater London, England

In 199,1 August 2, in New Cross South London there was a shift in the atmosphere.  Some people ignored the feeling, but I arrived.


Dysfunction and misfit was sort of life.  I was told my Gran didn't want me and my mum didn't love me but luckily, I was the apple of my dad's eye - sadly he was sent away from me. 

  

Athletics

Poetry

Drama

and Music saved me

oh, and I had a great smile

I wanted to help others way before I knew anything.  I knew I would never work in an office. I knew I was good at bringing people together. I knew that acting was fun, and I knew deep down, that drama could be used to find value. Real purpose and value. I knew it gave an experience like nothing else on this earth, a safe place to experiment with feelings, to play, to connect to others and a place to be vulnerable together and really explore. I'm happy to say I set up street theatre, a company called True Productions.

I needed to become a master in this great stuff. I was gay, I was dyslexic, I was not white British, I had no family anchor and I needed to make a mark.  I volunteered to help sustain development in health and education in the rural districts of South India with the International Citizen Service. The project I did was called Restless Development.

I was restless! Yes, I was restless. So I went back to India again, but this time, I went alone, and it was my first try at teaching Diversity. I could teach them and oh my god they taught me more than I could ever have imagined. I set up a campaign. I returned to India for the fourth time, but this time I took volunteers on a six-week programme. We worked with a care home fostering neglected children. It involved their care home and the parents in the villages.


At this point, I knew when I got back to the UK, I had to seriously take on the world of Drama Therapy. I just knew it and I applied with such certainty that I would get a place on a Master’s course in Drama Therapy at the world's leading Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. In 2017, three days before Christmas as I had predicted ... I was accepted. I was going to change lives forever.

Right now, I know I am destined to do great things despite the many challenges I face. The challenges I have in the second-year student on this master’s course have made me stronger, but it is hard, and I won't let situations like this ever stop me right now.

This is where I have to share with you that I need funding for the final year of my course.

I have completed year 1 of my MA Drama and Movement Therapy and done really well, and the fundraising is about pushing through for the 2nd year. I am ready to work as soon as I can but I just need help to complete the studies or I will have to leave. I need to maintain my Jungian analyst therapy and group therapy and must be fit, physically and mentally. If you can help me I'd be so grateful. 

If you can help I can stay at the university, 

if I can stay at university then I guarantee you I will change lives!

I will tell you what I do with it and I know that with your support I can move mountains and make magic!

Thank you very sincerely,

 Nikita McGillivray Da’Silva

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A tank of petrol for my motorbike to travel to placements.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Stationary for my MA studies at University

£30 or more

30 Reward

Dramatherapy and Psychology books

£50 or more

£50 Reward

You will give a Drama and Movement Therapy session for children with emotional and mental trauma

£75 or more

£75 Reward

A set of instruments and resources for Dramatherapy practice

£100 or more

£100 Reward

I will become a Badth Member with access to the Badth Conference 2019, where pracitioners, authors and Dramatherapists from all over the world attend.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Buys us a rental space for half a year for Spontaneous Express homework club

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

Allows me Jungian Analyst Individual Therapy for this entire year and Group Therapy for the entire year, compulsory to qualify.

£1,500 or more

£1500 Reward

Pays for 1 term of fees for my Masters tuition.

£2,000 or more

£2000 Reward

Full funding for me to set up the Child Protection Project in the Grenadines.

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