Ananseman Play House took the trainers through workshops and forums to understand the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the concept of translating the understanding into films in preparation for ANANSEFEST.
In all over thirty-six (36) workshops and forums were organised; six (6) for the trainers and over (30) workshops and forums for the participants (students).
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; Full Details »
2. Zero Hunger
The UN Development Sustainable Goal 2; End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable Agriculture.
For zero hunger, we organized workshops and field trips to farms in the Eastern, Volta, Ashanti, Western and Central Regions to do the following; Full Details »
3. Good Health and Well-Being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
We deferred working fully on this goal to the year 2016 and beyond. However as part of our objectives which states; “To establish and develop advocacy programmes and policies that will engender positive behavioural change towards development of society”, we still introduce the goal to the trainers as well as the students.
We encouraged them to do more research on the goal in order to be well informed.
4. Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
This goal generated so much discussion between the trainers (who are mostly teachers in the various second cycle institutions) and the students. Full Details »
5. Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Discussions on this goal took us to all six (6) regions; Ashanti, Central, Easter, Greater Accra, Volta and Western.
Our discussions were very interesting as some of the institutions we dealt with were single sex schools while others were mixed schools.
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6. Clean Water and Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
This is a real topical issue that is at the heart of the government and people of Ghana. The government of Ghana has decreed the first Saturday of every month as National Sanitation Day where everyone including the President of Ghana, his appointees, members of the judiciary et al come out to engage in clean-up exercises in their communities. Full Details »