Participants at the workshop
A Non-governmental Organisation, the Centre For Transparency Advocacy has commenced sensitization on the use of theatre for development TFD as a tool for change in the society
At a capacity-building and Advocacy workshop on the ” Introduction of theatre for drama as an Advocacy Tool in Abuja, the Executive Director of the NGO Faith Nwadishi said the sensitization became necessary given the near loss of identity, Environmental Degradation, loss of farmlands, and other means of livelihood suffered by the original inhabitants of the FCT.
Addressing participants at the event, Nwadishi said the essence of the training session was aimed at addressing factors hindering the growth of the Original Inhabitants of the FCT.
“This Training is to do an introduction to Advocacy one thing you need to understand is for you to be able to push original inhabitants of Abuja issues, you need to know the kind of strategies to use and Advocacy is a key strategy to achieve that”.
Describing Advocacy as a tool used to foster development and change in society, Nwadishi explained that her Organisation Centre for Transparency Advocacy used the Theatre For development Campaign as a strategy used to raise awareness concerning the marginalisation and the plights of the original inhabitants of the FCT as well as promote the cultural rights and values of the people.
Nwadishi therefore appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to support the activities of the organisation in their quest for justice and inclusion.
Reporting by Ebere Ukeje, editing by Daniel Adejo