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PCC Peace Office Brings Creative Skill Styles in Transforming Conflicts

Creative Training Method during Workshop

The Presbyterian Church in Cameroon under it's Peace Work Office on Monday 19 to Friday 23,  2021 in Limbe trained and inspired 12 community youth leaders on Theatre/Drama for Peace.

Participants selected from the North West, South West, Littoral, West and the Centre Regions benefited innovative trainings on how to use short creative drama and theatre works to depict peace, tolerance, reconciliation and social cohesion.

Opening the workshop, Rev Nta William Nche, the National Peace Coordinator of the PCC, said the church in its peace effort uses diverse strategies to transform conflict, heal and build peace in communities. He summed his expectations from the participants here, "Participants should put forth their skills in the understanding of best method and methodology to bring lasting peace in the country. Peace is a process which we must keep on emphasising. We want to call them to be committed to the ideals and focus of this workshop. I urged them to be focused, not to do it as though they are being forced to. Which is why we are moving from sympathy to empathy.’’ Rev. Nta stressed.
Rev. Nta William Nche, PCC National Peace Coordinator

Quizzed on what shall become of the content that will be produced after the workshop, Rev Nta explained that it is first of all to transform the individual and also for Peacebuilding and Social Cohesion. The Peace office National coordinator insisted that the content will also be available on various social media platforms and Radio/TV for mass dissemination.

To the Acting Programme Officer, Mr Nyongamsen Ndasi, radio drama or theatre art is a means of recounting and expressing some of the sad stories, heal trauma victims, give voices to women and other marginalized groups and educate the population on non-violent communication and non-violent action. He added that theatre art will engage youth, women and the community at large with better alternatives to violence thus, mending these communities and building a more peaceful society.

The lead Resource Person, Mr. Akumbu Jones Bubu, a widely travelled and experienced dramatist took them through practical sessions on Entertainment Education, Introduction to Theatre/Drama, Introduction to Theatre/Drama Script Writing, Role Play, Method Acting, Casting and Acting, and How to put up ideas to produce a series while stressing on the need to pay attention to the storyline and continuity.

Participants at the end of the workshop

At the end of the week-long workshop, participants received attestations for knowledge and skills gained.


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