– Did you place Gago somewhere comfortable? So jump on stage…
– Gago is already sitting, so you can start painting…
This is how the Drawing and Drama Therapy programs of 11-year-old Mane from Lernagog start.
Gago is a doll who has been Mane’s inseparable friend for more than ten years. Children and instructors managed to adapt to Gago’s presence.
Mane is one of the first participants in the COAF Drawing Program in Lernagog. She remembers that when the students were introduced to the Basketball and Drawing programs at their school, she did not doubt that she would register for the program.
A year ago, Mane found out about “My Theater” and was so excited that she spent the whole day talking her family’s ear off theater.
“Painting and theater help me create freely and live different chapters of life,” says Mane.
She wants to become an actress and “a little bit a designer.” And most of all, she would like to be like the heroine of the famous “Rapunzel” cartoon.
* The choice of Gago’s name is an unknown history.