"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Saturday, June 26, 2004 The Ga Mashie neighborhood in Accra serves as a lab for many of the programs that CENCOSAD initiates. One example is the Theatre for a Change program. Godslove and others who have done the program in Ga Mashie travel to places like Sefwi Juabeso and train the peer educators here in the drama techniques. When we arrived in Sefwi Juabeso, they put on a huge darbur, or community festival gathering, in honor of our coming. In addition to speeches and dance and music, there was a drama performance by the local youth peer educators -- a performance about someone who engaged in risky sexual behavior and infected herself and her family with HIV/AIDS (interestingly ... and disturbingly ... even though the majority of transmission of HIV into families comes from risky behavior on the part of the men, the majority of the dramas and videos I have seen have shown examples of women whose risky behavior caused they and their families to contract HIV. Women are definitely second-class citizens here, and especially in places like this where the tribal elders have problems with people discussing sex openly, it is easier to tolerate if the person to blame in the drama is a woman, not a man). | Mike at 6/26/2004 10:55:00 AM
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"Christ's example is being
demeaned by the church if they ignore the new leprosy,
which is AIDS. The church is the sleeping giant here.
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