News from Tanzania
The youth of St. Francis of Assisi Parish – Mwanza – Tanzania started a new initiative to create awareness among the people through dance and drama. One of the topics which they did in the parish was on HIV/AIDS. It was a good response from the people. They were around 150 people were present for the show. Each week end they go to different parishes and street corners where people are gathered for their work or business.
This group consists of 15 people who are writing the script and creating a play with songs inserted in between the play on the same theme. Through this they are sending a message to the people the dangers of this disease and requesting them to reflect before they indulge in any action and also to respect people who are suffering with this disease and not reject them or look down upon them. One of the group members told me that we are doing it this hoping at least one person who saw the play will have a change of heart and that can make a big difference within the family and in the society.