Picture This: Teens, Aids and DrugsNCT - National Children's Theatre
As part of its social responsibility programme, the NCT is aware that an urgent need exists for young people to be exposed to life-skills programmes.
National Children's Theatre NCT), in partnership with American Embassy presents Picture This: Teens AIDS and Drugs from 6 August – 21 August 2012.
Following the overwhelming success of the National Children’s Theatre (NCT) Life-Skills Programme last year, the NCT has developed a partnership initiative with the American Embassy to present “Picture This: Teens, Aids and Drugs” to high school learners in Mamelodi, Soweto and surrounding areas. This programme will open on Monday 6 August 2012 at Lehlabile High School in Mamelodi.
This HIV/AIDS programme offers an opportunity for grade 8 to grade 12 students to develop positive decision making skills and to help avoiding potential tragic consequences. The main objective is to increase the level of knowledge and awareness among children and youth so that they can make informed choices about their own attitudes and behaviours. The vast majority of SA youth do not think they are personally at risk of attracting the virus.
In the fight against HIV/AIDS, children have been referred to as the "window of hope", because their sexual patterns are not firmly established. This is the basis for NCT’s prevention education in primary and high schools.
“Picture This: Teens, Aids and Drugs” is performed by a professional company trained to address HIV prevention in a dignified and professional manner. This production goes beyond being “just another play”. While sensitive in its presentation, scenes are performed and learners are given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss relevant issues. The frightening phenomenon of “date rape drugs” is also discussed.
“Picture This: Teens, Aids and Drugs” teaches the life-skills necessary to face the challenges posed by modern living. It imparts the necessary knowledge that empowers young people regarding the often confusing messages they receive. The summation poses the question: “It is your life. It is your responsibility. You now have the knowledge. You now have the power. What are you going to do with it?”
“Picture This: Teens AIDS and Drugs” will run at schools from Monday 6 August until Tuesday 21 August 2012.
Thanks to the generosity of the American Embassy for sponsoring this programme.
For further information: visit our website on www.nctt.org.za or contact Sydwell Koopedi on 071 313 2483 / 011 484 1577 or email@example.com
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