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Theatre makes youngsters aware of current issues
One of the best methods to get the message across to people is through theatre. It gets people thinking and they often remember its content for a while afterwards. The organisation African Research and Educational Puppetry Programme (AREPP) started in 1987 in South Africa. Their shows are now focused on primary and secondary school children.
Information through music
Ngaari Laaw is a Senegalese music group and the socially inspired singer Abou Thiam is in charge of it. The band deals with socially delicate matters through music, events, music videos and films. They are able to reach out to large groups of women and young people, on issues such as women's circumcision and HIV/Aids.
Passion fruit from Ethiopia
The Dutch company Africa Juice focuses on the production of tropical fruit juices. The company is setting up a large plantation and factory in Ethiopia. Africa Juice helps farmers transform into suppliers. They will supply the fruit to the factory, meeting fair trade standards. Where possible, the production will also be organic.
Improved living conditions in Indian slums
The organisation ASHA has been working at improving living conditions in slums in Delhi, India since 1988. Especially women's situation receives its attention. ASHA has expanded its activities to service over thirty slums, as requested by communities and the government. ICCO supports one of ASHA's programmes, which is aimed at five slums in particular.