November 28, 2011 14:43 ET

ONE DROP and its Partners Meet at the 3rd International Meeting on Water, Social Arts and Popular Education

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2011) - ONE DROP, in collaboration with Teatro Taller Tegucigalpa, organized the 3rd International Meeting on Water, Social Arts and Popular Education, which took place on November 25, 26, 27 and 28 in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. This meeting provided a window of opportunity for fruitful exchanges and debates between partners, continuing the discussions held at previous meetings.

"This dynamic, creative sharing of experience and expertise was a golden opportunity to strengthen the community of practice. ONE DROP's unique approach, based on social arts and popular education, can be perfected with the help of everyone's contributions," said Lili-Anna Pereša, Executive Director of ONE DROP.

This unique encounter brought together over 40 participants, representing 15 partners from ONE DROP's intervention countries, including Canada, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, India and Haiti. Throughout the meeting, there were lively discussions aimed at continuously improving the "show" as a means of social change toward access to water and sanitation. The participants even had the opportunity to attend performances of the "Canicula" and "Cuentos de Camino Real" shows, which portray situations involving water, in order to encourage the adoption of responsible water management practices.

This four-day event stimulated discussion initiated during previous meetings with the aim of designing a common platform that takes into consideration the uniqueness of cultures and the diversity of practices. This initiative adds to the series of mobilizing projects deployed by ONE DROP since 2007, aiming to raise awareness, educate and mobilize the communities on issues relating to water.

The distinctive approach developed by ONE DROP is based on social arts and popular education. The "Ayïti Pawol Lapli ak Lakansyèl" and "Thirst" shows, with their roots in Haiti and India, are just a few examples of creative productions aiming to reach out, educate and mobilize people to promote access to water for all, now and in the future.


ONE DROP-an initiative of Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil-is an international non-governmental organization founded on October 29, 2007. With its arts-based approach, ONE DROP helps ensure sustainable development for communities by implementing educational projects, providing adapted solutions for access to safe water and granting microfinance loans. ONE DROP leads creative projects worldwide that seek to raise awareness among communities about water-related issues and encourage the adoption of responsible water management practices.

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