Water Aid in partnership with the European Union (EU) and Globe Productions are engaging Members of Parliament (MPs) and key stakeholders through drama.
The play titled ‘Bring Back Our Rights’ by playwright Latif Abubakar would focus on the right of children to access clean water and good toilet facilities as part of this years’ World Water Day celebration.
It tells the story of school children who are fed up with asking and pleading for their rights of having unfettered access to decent toilet facilities and clean water. It also exploits the effect of the lack of Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) has on their health.
In Ghana, most children in public basic schools have no access to a decent toilet facility and in cases where there are toilets, the facilities are nothing to write home about.
There are also the instances where the facilities are just inadequate for the teeming number of school children that need to use them.
The case of Ghanaian children not having access to decent toilets and water is a heartbreaking one especially with Ghana being a signatory to so many international conventions on the rights of children.
The highlight of the drama is children telling their own stories and how negatively they are independently affected.
It would show how children decided to do the unusual by going onto the streets to demonstrate for their rights.
The play will be staged on Wednesday, March 22, at the State Banquet Hall at 4 pm.
Organisers aim to use the drama by the children affected to influence MPs and other key stakeholders to take necessary actions to resolve these problems.