Message From Our Chair
At the beginning of 2015, looking at the objectives for the year, the execution looked a tall order, especially as we were converting from Ananseman Playhouse to ANANSEMAN PLAY HOUSE. Working with thirty-six (36) communities with an average target audience and participants predominantly women numbering forty –five (45), Ananseman Play House engaged them in five thematic areas of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to equip them prepare to engage the children and young people within the communities who will be taken through similar exercise.
Forty-three (43) trainers of trainers and resource persons trained one hundred and sixty-five trainers who in turn held workshops and forums for sixty-one (61) Senior Secondary Schools in Ghana and over six thousand (6,000) students on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The mode of operation is to use the art of storytelling and creative social skills in filmmaking to tell the story of the children, young people and women. Learning through playing while awarding those who excel in various categories as spelt out by Ananseman Play House.
Ananseman Play House places premium on the education and empowerment of children, young people and women as a sure way to effect lasting change on society. CHANGE is achievable but through consistent teaching and reminders on the objective of the teaching.
Children hold on to teachings they can relate to and do not forget them so easily. I remember a friend of mine living in Ghana with children in Europe visited the children one time and while about to drive off, he invited his daughter of six (6) years to sit in the front of the car so they could go for a ride. The child replied “my teacher says I must not sit in the front of a car until I am twelve (12)”.
When you impart the right kind of teaching and training to the child, the child grows into a young person holding on dearly to the teachings. It is a known fact that children who were taught to segregate organic waste from plastics and bottles waste grew all the way into adulthood with the practice without forgetting the lessons of waste segregation.
We really intend to make a difference with whoever we come into contact with. We are determined to ensure that the UN Sustainable Development Goals are achieved by 2030 especially in Ghana. Time is not the mitigating factor, money is. So kindly continue to support Ananseman Play House to reach the poor and vulnerable no matter where they are located in Ghana.
Doreen Dzidedi Pomenyah (Chair)