THEATRE @ TERRA PRESENTS: BATONGA -A TALE OF CHILD TRAFFICKING

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A few weeks ago, we welcomed our August 2012 theatre troupe Star Art Production under the directorship of Gbenga Yusuf as they present Batonga.

We are now in the middle of August with two more Sundays for you all to come watch the play.

The opening afternoon of Batonga saw representatives from the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons & Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) deliver a short talk on the statistics of child trafficking. You can see the statistics we posted last here.

In encouraging the audience to “take a stand” and “not turn a blind eye to the abuses” the theatre goers raised the ‘Red Card’ showing their support against human child trafficking.

“No child wants to endure this” and “some feel they have no choice” were the messages resonating through out the talk. The NAPTIP rehabilitates ‘broken children’ in their centres across Nigeria and helps them become useful citizens in society.

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On Batonga

Speaking with director Gbenga Yusuf he defined Batonga to mean ‘the strength of a woman’. He added that the play is a ‘movement’ seeking to raise alarm on the issue of child trafficking. He added that ‘many children feel thy do not have a voice but [through the play] we are giving them that voice.

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Batonga is still showing at Terra Kulture on until the last Sunday of August. Please do stop by to watch and support this worthy cause. Tickets are available for purchase at Terra Kulture for N2,500.

See you there!

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