Theatre for Development is Back
Students of the Department of Theatre Arts of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) have resumed their annual field project on sanitation after the COVID-19 shut down. As part of their project work for the award of a degree, some of the final year students of the Department undertake fieldwork on sanitation in the communities. They stay in the study areas (villages) where they undertake the project which involves sensitisation and raising awareness on good sanitation and waste management practices through drama.
This year, the project was undertaken at Kweikrom, a village near Gyangyanadze, about twenty minutes’ drive from the University. The theme for their project was “Sanitation management in Kweikrom: A Theatre for Development Approach.” The team’s stay was from 11th to 27th July 2022.
Shape Attitude Ghana has been supporting the annual field project since 2016 by providing food items (provisions) to support the student’s stay and trash bins which are given to the village. A donation was made in this respect to the students on 25th July 2022 by Shape Attitude Ghana.
The founder and CEO of Shape Attitude Ghana thanked the students for their contribution in promoting good sanitary practices to prevent diseases caused by poor sanitation.
The items were presented by Wonderful Baisie Ghartey, CEO of Shape Attitude Ghana accompanied by his wife, Mrs Victoria Amissah Ghartey. Present to receive the items were the three students on the project; Ms. Irving Akua Ackom, Ms. Anna Kusi, and Mr. Philip Osei Beckham. The students expressed their gratitude to Shape Attitude Ghana for their support and gave the assurance that they will continue with the crusade on sanitation and waste management after school.