CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSION
Child, Early and Forced Marriage- The Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives 2015/16
Using interactive theatre to change behaviours and prevent child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) in Somanya
Act for Change aims to help in the reduction of CEFM in Somanya, a town of 20,000 people in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It seeks to use interactive theatre as a tool to create awareness on the adverse effects of CEFM on the girls, youth and whole community. Aside from engaging traditional leaders and parents, the group will also build the capacity of the youth to use theatre as a form of changing behaviour for change and development in their own community. Through the intervention, AFC will form a Child Protection Committee together with the leaders of the community, to sustain the protection of children.
Funded by the Canada Funds for Local Initiatives (CFLI) Canadian high Commission in Ghana.