The Disadvantaged Girls Project is a collaborative programme between Jingying Entertainment Group (Elite Group) and Performance Infinity. The aim of the programme is to develop an ongoing initiative that will see British artists travel to a charity school in Shijiazhuang, China. Using theatrical education, a relatively new concept in Chinese teaching, the girls will create a piece of work that will allow them to share their own stories, and life experiences. Each of the girls at the school come from either a socially, economically or financially challenging background, and so the project aims to give these young girls a voice. This year Dave Carey of the renowned Chickenshed Theatre together with his colleague Michael Bossisse travelled to Shijiazhuang for a week-long workshop, which culminated in a production developed by the girls themselves. Next year, all the partners will look to expand this initiative further, potentially bringing the students to the UK for a standalone performance.