Theatre, song, dance and oral traditions have always been a powerful way to convey a message. In a country where at least 1 in 4 adults are HIV positive, HIV education is very common place. Everyone knows the ABCs--Abstain, Be-faithful, Correct and Consistent Condom use. As the HIV rates continue to stay consistent, new ways of educating and reaching out to the community is needed. Theatre, song and dance are being utilized as educational tools. Theatre groups throughout the country travel around gathering the village for a performance.
Theatre groups are funded by government grants and international NGOs and work closely with the Ministry of Health in carrying out their messages.
Theatre groups also present at schools, YOHO came to my JSS for a SMC performance