By MacAnthony Uche, Maiduguri
NEEM Foundation in collaboration with Borno state Arts and Culture Council and Tudum Tsira have engaged vulnerable youths in Borno with a drama project toward peace building and resilience
Speaking on Thursday at the Open Air Theatre Maiduguri, the venue of the programme, Mr Tahiru Adama, NEEM Foundation Consultant and Community Influencer , said theTudun Tsira project is a project designed to spark creative thinking amongst people living in the North East part of Nigeria.
Adamu added that the platform gives young people the opportunity to hold discussion online through Facebook and twitter as well as live contributions on various FM stations such as Dandal Kura, Peace FM in Borno, Fombina FM in Adamawa and Sahel in Yobe state.
He further noted that the project has previous rolled-out community dramas in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.
He said present during the activities were members of the CJTF, community youth leaders and other representatives of different groups in the city, adding that drama participants created plays that seek to enhance tolerance and community trust in Borno state.
He said:” The Borno State Arts and Culture Council partners with the Tudun Tsira, a project being supervised by Neem Foundation to roll out series of community dramas engagement at the open-air theatre in Maiduguri.
” The programme saw the engagement of several at risk youth currently residing in the state. The Arts and Culture Council supported the training of several groups interested in participating in the field of creative arts. Young people were encouraged to contribute to produce drama sessions around peace and tolerance in the North East”, Adamu added.
Adamu further said the programme will give young people an opportunity to work towards a common goal of peace, noting that it will help communities in getting the healing process.
He commended the efforts of the Tudun Tsira team for supporting with the renovation of the Open Air Theatre and creating a space for young creative minds to express their feelings.
A viewer of the drama programme, Aisha Ali told Kanem Times that she really found the drama programme useful.
” It has re-energized me to reflect on our actions as young people in the society. I will use the knowledge gained in programme to train my young ones. I want to see us coordinating and living in peacewith other ethnic groups,” she said.
Our correspondent reports that NEEM Foundation in conjunction with the Borno state Arts and Culture, had sometime ago engaged the youths in the state on talent hunt ,where your participated in dramas, music ,and oratory prowess.