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. Full Details »

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 »


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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