The children had chosen to present the show at their own school in Chagoua FDAR, and they presented a program about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and HIV/AIDS to about 500 children and friends from six elementary school classes, and to their parents. They sang songs and did sketches in French, Arabic, and Sara, a local language, which enchanted the public.
They also held up messages for the audience to read such as: “I am a child, I want to prepare my future. I say no to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. I avoid any form of contamination by the HIV / AIDS virus. I work to prepare my future”.
The performance lasted an hour and a half, and made a big impression on their fellow students as well as the adult audience. They received a standing ovation.
On the International Day Against Alcohol, September 21st, a big show is planned along with a tour of the schools in the area where posters will be hung up to warn children of the dangers of alcohol.
Project Coordinator Blue Cross Chad