Training of Trainers

Training and Reviewing
Our regular progress review meeting was held in March 2018 bringing together the chairperson, two of our trustees, the executive management and all our trainers for a discussion to review the progress of our work. In addition to this our senior trainers from the west and south conducted training of trainers workshops in the north and east during the month of June this year. Trainers in our Batticaloa, Mullaitivu, Jaffna and Mannar workshops were trained by eight of our senior trainers through two day performances in each location. They were trained with new disability arts techniques to be used in the regular workshops and drama techniques to be used in their upcoming performances in August 2018. The workshops are currently rehearsing for their performances which will take the stage in Jaffna on the 01st of August 2018, in Mannar on the 02nd of August 2018 and Mullaitivu on the 03rd of August 2018. The workshops not only gave the trainers knowledge but was a great team building and cultural experience for all.



Regular training programmes are conducted for the trainers of the Sunera workshops, in order to upgrade the quality of their work, by making available to them the latest methods of using the performing arts to engage the disabled.

  • Training programme for the first group of trainers – Wolfgang Stange, Julian Crouch, Barb Jungr,Erich Heiligenbrunner, Russel Churney, Rohana Deva-2001
  • Dynamic creativity and rejuvenation through movement – Zuleika – 2008
  • Forum Theatre workshop – Shasthri Mallawarachchi and Seneviratne Rodrigo – 2008
  • Scriptwriting and Stagecraft – Delon Weerasinghe – 2009
  • Training programme for Trainers in the Plantations – Richard Manamudali – 2009
  • Theatre training – Artemis Preeshl – 2011
  • Workshop on puppetry – Dr. Nira Kaplansky – 2011
  • Workshop on make-up – Jayalal Rohana – 2011
  • Sound and lights – Wasantha Kumara – 2011
  • Puppetry – Sulochana Dissanayake – 2011
  • Inner Dance, Inner Song & Inner Voice – Anne Chiang – 2011 & 2012
  • Performing Arts – Pearl Chanda and Tanmay Dhanania (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, UK) – 2012
  • Theatre Training – Alison Skilbeck – 2012
  • Drama Therapy – Ravindra Ranasinha – ongoing
  • Drama Techniques – Chandana Aluthge – 2015
  • Occupational Therapy – Dr. Ajith Kithsiri – 2015