Kathmandu, July 22:

Underprivileged children, caught in the adult world to make their living, today staged plays on different issues related to them.

Children affiliated with Budhabar Child Club of Kalimati Neel Barahi School enacted different social issues like girl trafficking, plight of domestic help and poverty in rural areas, after six-month theatrical training from The Earth - In Justice, an organisation working for children.

Most of the members of the club work as porters in nearby Kalimati vegetable market .

A tenth-grader Surya Karki, also a domestic help, said they managed to prepare a script for the play after a long discussion with their friends who had passed through similar situations.

Karki said that interaction with audience, when they performed in Kalimati, made them realise that they were contributing to raise awareness on child workers.

“Staging a play gives them a moment to reflect, criticise, admire and imitate the adult world. This is a different way of seeing the elders’ world that they have been trying to fit in,” Micha Odenheimer, director of The Earth - In Justice, said.