Can ‘Music Dance and Drama’ Stop early marriage in refugee settlements?

NRC staffs holding meeting on the scheduled MDD Program. Picture by Robert Elema, 19 September 2019

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), a non-governmental organisation implementing Acclerated Education Program (AEP) in the refugee hosting schools in Yumbe district is engaging the schools under the program to participate in Music Dance and Drama (MDD) activities. A move the organization believe could lessen early marriage among the refugees school going age.

MDD is one of the neglected co-curricular activities in the schools in Yumbe district but recently the West Nile regional MDD competition held in Yumbe opened the eyes of the education department. As such they are advocating for the revival of MDD activities in the district.

NRC for the second time has planned to organise MDD competitions at school levels in the ten schools where it’s operating in the first week of October.

Robert Elema has the detail of the story. Listen here.