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Takataka Show 2016

The Takataka show is a themed 45 minutes theatrical presentation of the social injustice derived from the millennium development goals 2030 article 12 which advocates for responsible consumption and recycling. (Takataka is a Swahili word meaning garbage) This subject was selected because it's the most physically outstanding effect of irresponsible handling of our environment in Nairobi.

The show opens with a vigorous African dance then followed by a narration of the storyline broken into four parts. The story is about a happy community taking care of their people and their society until greed and ignorance gets over them and then all the pollution and cutting of trees becomes a menace. Some members of the community get direct effects of the ' Takataka'. They have a thought that it could possibly be bewitching when one of their own gets ill and calls for a traditional witch who does voodoo and the sick one only gets better for a short time before a doctor gets into the mess and gives prescription then he gets better. The doctor calls them and tell them the cause of the problem in the community to be the mishandled garbage around them. All of them later agree to take care of it them they celebrate to mark the beginning of new reform in them. 


Analytics Report on the Tour:

The 2016 Takataka tour in Denmark took the centre stage in media coverage in the counties making five (5) appearances in local new media and one (1) national media. Having very young performers also gave the show a big eye view since the youngest of the performers was only 10 years and the eldest being 19 years old. The Spor media and the Global Kids initiatives also being part of the shows in organizing host families, transportation around the country, sound and event management and language interpretation facilitation since the show was done in English but the target group was not perfect with English language.

In all the institutions that Takataka was presented and the group lived, there is very positive feedback. Many of the institutions that took part in this year are willing to do it again the following year and more that did not participate or know about have also presented their interests.


http://www.globalkids.dk/?p=1371&lang=en 

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