Nothing draws a crowd like the chance to see friends and family perform on stage. This makes Communication Nights an especially effective tool for widely communicating community development messages in rural villages.
A recent Communication Night intended to communicate about child care and child development drew a crowd of nearly 1000 including local leaders and media in one Ba Vi community.
Local people of all ages from pre-school to the elderly got into the act, presenting songs, dances and skits they developed themselves with help from our staff and consultant. Community members also had the chance to win prizes for their knowledge about Early Childhood Care and Development in several quiz games.
This skit encouraged traffic safety, highlighting the need for wearing helmets while riding motorbikes and the risk of being stopped by the police if riding without one. A preschooler was depicted as insisting that his father wear a helmet while riding, which he learned in school.
Other performances taught about childcare and the importance of sending children to school.