The journey of Koru began when director Andrea Micah, at the age of 17, travelled to India to visit street children projects and NGO’s.
This planted the seed of a life-long passion for helping young people to meet their potential through creative pathways.
Whilst there she witnessed the children telling the raw stories of their lives through playful, street theatre.
After completing her formal training in drama therapy she went on to work with young people who had been excluded from mainstream education.
These young people were involved with the youth justice system and sought refuge in territorial gangs and associated knife crime.