Curbing poor sanitation using Theatre For Development as an intervention

Curbing poor sanitation using Theatre

As part of their project work, five final year students of the Theatre Arts Department of the University of Education, Winneba, undertook their project work at Awombrew, on the Winneba - Swedru road, about fifteen minutes’ drive from Winneba. The project title was “Curbing poor sanitation using Theatre For Development as an intervention.” The five member team made up of Christabel Ama Darke, Clementia Afe-Sefakor Lartey, Yahya Mumuni, Alex Oppong and Isaac Kwofie Lartey, stayed in the village throughout the period of their project work.

The Director of SHAPE Attitude Ghana and one of his volunteers visited the UEW students a number of times during their stay and gave a talk to the school pupils on sanitation, with emphasis on littering. The pupils were advised to adopt positive attitude towards environment cleanliness.

During his visit, the Director of SHAPE observed that some of the pupils were using cement blocks as desks and chairs in their classrooms.

The activities of the Theatre Arts Students were brought to an end on 22nd February 2020 with a durbar held at the Methodist Basic School at Awombrew. The school pupils displayed drama and poem citations. The durbar was attended by traditional rulers of the town, lecturers from the Department of Theatre Arts and SACOST as well as SHAPE Attitude Ghana.

SHAPE Attitude donated trash bins and posters to the students which they in turn presented to the schools and the community at the durbar. The year 2020 is the fourth year running that SHAPE Attitude Ghana has been supporting students of Theatre Arts from the University of Education, Winneba, on their project work in the communities. It started with Apam, Woarababa, Osubompayin and the most recent one, Awombrew.