Awareness creation of improper waste disposal
Final year students of the Department of Theatre Arts of the University of Education, Winneba, (UEW) use Theatre for Development (TFD), a communication tool that uses drama, song, poetry and dance to convey a message to targeted audience. The aim is to cause behavioural change in the lives of individuals or group in a local geographical area for the purpose of positive social transformation.
This year, 2021, the students took their project to Gyangyanadze, a suburb of Winneba, in the Central Region of Ghana. Their project work was titled “Awareness creation of improper waste disposal.” The project sought to sensitise and bring about attitudinal change and youth empowerment in Gyangyandze and its environs on improper disposal of waste. The students stayed in the community and worked with them for a couple of weeks. On the final day of the project, a durbar of the chiefs, elders and the community was organised where performances were shown to demonstrate the negative consequences of improper disposal of waste.
Chiefs, elders, lecturers from the Department and Director of SHAPE Attitude Ghana addressed the audience on proper disposal of waste. At the end, trash bins were donated to the community. SHAPE Attitude Ghana supported the students with trash bins and posters. Present at the durbar was the Head of SACOST- UEW.