1. No Poverty

The UN Sustainable Development Goal 1 is;
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

The workshops and forums for the participants (students) were organized to solicit their input on the following;
  1. Understand whether or not the children and young people understood what poverty is.
  2. What they individually and collectively believed is the cause of poverty.
  3. Whether poverty is a security threat to the stability of a people.
  4. The effect of poverty of children, young people and women?
  5. Can poverty be eradicated?
  6. What solutions can they proffer to eradicate poverty?
  7. Their solutions under the microscope
  8. Did they know of the existence of the UN Sustainable Development Goal on poverty?
  9. Can their solutions be translated into a short creative film for competition?

Our findings

  1. The children and young people all understand and know what poverty is.
  2. Children and young people have a very deep and disturbing belief of the causes of poverty.
  3. Poverty is a threat to security and stability of a nation.
  4. The effect of poverty on children, young people and women is dehumanising leading to all manner of vices; child trafficking, child prostitution, child labour, loss of self-esteem, loss of confidence and many others.
  5. The children and young people are divided sharply between those who believe poverty can be eradicated and those who don’t believe so.
  6. The two (2) divided opinions in point 5 above all proferred various solution towards eradication of poverty. A few of them however believed nothing can be done to eradicate poverty.
  7. They became better enlightened when we examined the proffered solutions.
  8. Majority of the children and young people did not know about the UN, let alone the UN Sustainable Goals.
  9. Yes their solutions can be translated into a short creative film for competition and they cannot wait for the start of that competition.

This workshop was held in all the six (6) regions of Ghana. In all, eleven (11) trainers of trainers, seventy-three (73) trainers and over four thousand (4,000) students attended the workshops.

What We Do


ANANSEFEST is the bringing together of children and young people between the ages of 10-19 years to use film as a tool for development.
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Ananseman Play House took the trainers through workshops and forums to understand the UN Sustainable Development Goals and translating the understanding into films.
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Sports For Development

It has been established that sports is an activity that transforms the individual and society.
In leisure and competition, sports is a tool for development.
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Ghana's Tomorrow

The future of Ghana depends on the children and young people of today. It is a national educative programme designed at getting the children and youth in the various regions to identify, educate and solve issues that are pertinent to their locality.
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Symposia & Lectures

To bring out outcomes in the target group we deal with, we begin our first meetings with them through Interactive Lectures or Symposiums. For example, we had both symposiums and lectures on the UN Sustainable Development Goals before continuing with workshops.
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Drama On Television

In 2015, Ananseman Play House has laid the foundation with GTV to air TV drama series for thirty-nine (39) weeks on five (5) thematic areas of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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What People Say

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Anansefest will enearth the hidden talent in the children and help them discover future profession in the creative arts.

Ms CharlotteAddo, Nifa Senior High
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It is a welcome development that the potentials of the individual students are now being nurtured through Anansefest and we intend to partake in subsequent competitions by Ananseman Play House.

Ms Cecila Appiah, Krobo Girls
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National development depends on the youth and Anansefest is helping to showcase the talents of the students and youth while who will be future leaders.

Mrs. Felicia Koree, Chemu Senior High
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Our drama group was invited to participate in the Anansefest competition and we found it really informative and exciting.

Accra Girls High School.
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Anansefest has shifted the focus of the youth from vices and cultism to seeing that they also could be shining stars.

Nifa Senior High

Ananseman News


This workshop organized for the various instructors of the participating schools and members of Team ANANSEFEST was aimed at exchanging ideas on how to train young people in filmmaking. There was a presentation by Füsun Eriksen-Director of Buster Copenhagen International Film Festival.

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The much awaited launch which was held at the Exhibition Hall of the National Theatre was attended by over 300 persons, the event was chaired by Mr. Nat Nunoo Amarteyfio and honoured by Dr. Bernice Heloo (Deputy Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Information).

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24 June 2011

Ananseman Playhouse, the producers of Ghana's first ever National Students’ Film Festival have had their maiden awards night at the British Council Hall on the 24th of June, 2011. The awards night was held after the thirteen weeks of screening on GTV.

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