NAPE trains Kigaaga Women’s Group in advocacy drama

Kigaaga being one of the sustainability villages affected by Oil refinery, Airport construction and pipeline establishment, community members in the area have embarked on using drama as a tool of information dissemination and training to defend possible human rights abuses that come with oil developments.
The members of  Kigaaga oil Refinery women Development  Association (KORICWODA)  are using drama to advocate against land grabbing, poor compensation, Environmental degradation and food insecurity in areas of Kigaaga village in Buseruka sub-county, and Kyakatemba and Butimba in Kiziranfumbi sub-county respectively.
The Advocacy drama is aimed at empowering and building resilience through knowledge sharing, confidence building encouraging participation in decision making focusing on Environmental degradation- deforestation and climate change targeting groups like youths, the disabled and Women.    
Penina Ruhindi, the group chairperson says the knowledge that is got from Community Green Radio programs is composed into advocacy drama to sensitize people who have no access to radios a factor that leaves them out on issues of land grabbing, poor compensation, and environmental degradation and food insecurity among others.
Mobilization and creating awareness on new developments, for example enlightenment of the people on the problems that affect them also entertaining and revealing some gaps between affected victims and the Government through NGOs like NAPE’s Sustainability school project is one of the reasons drama is used.
Story by Nyegenya Vincent