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On ‘Litter management to make Chiradzulu TTC and its surrounding communities green,’ we would first of all sensitise students on the matter of concern at our College. Then students would be divided into groups of eight to investigate matters of concern from the local communities. Thereafter, all the groups would report stories they have collected about the matters of concern and related cultural heritage surrounding the matters of concern. The groups would then be asked to come up with a participatory drama or comedy from the collected information that would be performed during sensitisation meeting with local communities.
The participatory play or comedy would be used in order to gather more information and map the sustainable wayforward together with the local communities.
During the sensitisation meeting with the local communities, a student drama group would perform a particitory play or comedy featuring a matter of concern and the indigenous knowledge surrounding it. Within the play or comedy the audience would be given an opportunity to comment on the matter of concern in question, add on the indigenous knowledge and provide their input on sustainable solutions to the challenge.
During the sensitisation meeting, a 11 member ccommittee would be instituted comprising of 2 lecturers, 4 students and 5 local community members to lead the process of addressing the matter of concern for sustainable development. The Committee would hold meetings every fortnight to assess and report progress made in the project.
Students would need a roll of chart paper and one box marker pens for publicising the sensitisation meeting and drawing illustrations during the meeting. A hardcover notebook and a pen would also be needed for writing minutes of their meetings. A drama group would also be selected which would be involved in an investigation in the local community to collect information that would be featured in a participatory play or comedy during the open day.
Students would be supported with knowledge and skills as well as resources where need arises for them to successfully conduct the sensitisation meeting with the local communities and also present lessons to their peers on our matter of concern for sustainable development. Finally, students would be supported with adequate bins and protective wear for collection and reusing of litter within and outside the campus to serve as a model to the local communities.