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The South Theatre Academy (STA) is a community based organization established in 2012 that brings together young gifted South Sudanese living in South Sudan and in the Diaspora, particularly, Kenya. After gaining independence in 2011, South Sudan become the world's newest country and one of its poorest. South Sudan has a large population that is highly uneductaed, unemployed and have few positive extracurricular activities which make youth involve themselves in vices such as abusing drugs, joining gangs and prostitution.STA has recognized that sports, drama festival, traditional dances and songs, films and dance avert violent tribal conflicts affecting people of south sudan.

STA aims to empower young South Sudanese with appropriate skills to meet the challenges of poverty, insecurity, unemployment, discrimination, and negative ethnicity through drama, film and sports.The organization allows vulnerable and marginalized young people to communicate their needs and innovative ideas to each other.  At a time when the future of the country depends on increased collaboration with people on the ground, and especially with the least empowered among them, the youth, STA serves to amplify, consolidate, support, train, and present solutions created by the youth and for youth in the areas of sports, film and theatre.

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The STA recognizes the power of sports and theatre to influence attitudes and behavioral change in different social-political and developmental challenges facing youth in our country such as human rigts violations, poverty, insecurity, health including HIV/AIDS, and education. The organization’s core stems from a firm belief in the use of sports and arts for Development and the positive role that performing arts can address socio-economic and political injustices. Our programmes provide an essential additional element of communication activities of translating information and education into action oriented options through motivational processes that reflect, in culturally relevant terms, the needs, hope, values and traditions of Southern Sudanese people.

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