Theater for Development

SSDI-Communication worked with the Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation (CRECCOM) and Youth Net and Counseling (YONECO) to conduct Theater for Development (TfF) activities in six districts of Malawi (Karonga, Chitipa, Zomba, Machinga, Chikwawa and Nsanje). These TfD activities aimed at sensitizing, motivating and mobilizing communities to take action to address barriers to good health in their communities. More than 36 drama groups were trained in the six districts on the TfD process. The drama groups reached more than 208,189 people with performances on different health topics and mobilized communities for action. For example, drama groups spurred the construction of toilets and the creation of new local by-laws to prevent the misuse of insecticide-treated bed nets.