Women Development Program
Theatre is used as a tool to raise awareness on the issues and get the communities
mobilized. The interactive theatre team of the HDC got training from Interactive Resource Center Lahore. The team prepares
theatre on different social, cultural, and political issues. Mr. Mohammad Rafiq,
consultant of Action Aid, trained another theatre group.
Theatre teams performed shows on issues like water (irrigation and drinking),
joint electorate, and participation of women in political process, school curriculum, peace building, interfaith harmony,
conflict resolution, and community organization and citizenship rights.
Followings are the details of the presentation
in the different areas:
Interactive theatre team presented interactive theatre on the issue of child rights in Chak No. 291 Lahorianwala
Toba Tek Singh and in Jhang and in Lasani Hotel Toba Tek Singh. 450 people
of the of both places watched the interactive theatre.
An interactive theatre was presented on the peace and harmony in Peace Conference 2003 organized by Human
Development Centre at St.
Alberts High School Gojra. 300 people both Christian and Muslims (men and women) from various parts
of the country. attended the Peace Conference and watched the interactive theatre.
HDC organized six days training for the young people of the different target areas. 50 boys and girls
got the training on performing interactive theatre.
Camp in Toba Tek Singh
A two day camp
from July 25, to July 26, 2003 on the disease of Hepatitis B. C. has been held at Lady Club Toba Tek Singh with the joint
venture of Human Development Centre, Adam Welfare Organization (Tehsil Peace Council TTS) and Tehsil Peace Council Gojra.
Fr. Bonnie Mendes and Dr. Javed Akhtar Shah inaugurated the camp with hopeful and gloomy faces and loud clapping of visitors
came there for test and vaccination of the disease.
The purpose of
holding the camp in TTS was to aware people about this vital disease of Hepatitis B. C. and to provide vaccination. During
the two days camp 375 visitors have the test of Hepatitis B, out of which 13% were found patients of Hepatitis B. And 40%
were Hepatitis C. Those who were found with Hepatitis B, they were given vaccination as a preventive measure. However, Those
who were found with Hepatitis C, they were referred to qualified and prominent doctors for the thorough check up.
the doctors and the vaccinators about the main cause of the disease. Doctors told the may reason for the wide spread of the
Hepatitis B. C:
- Use of unsterilized syringe
- Blood contact
- Sexual relations
- Contaminated water
the people to use the clean and boiled water. In the matter of injection, they must use new sealed syringe. Whenever there
any need of blood they use tested and verified blood.
At the closing
of the camp, Fr. Bonnie Mendes addressed the visitors. He thanked and appreciated the Mactor International Company for its
great efforts and services for the elimination of the Hepatitis BC. He said that we are with the Mactor International in its
campaign against Hepatitis BC. We extend our full cooperation and support in this respect.
He said to the
people that they must be careful about their health. He also appreciated TPC TTS and TPC Gojra. He said that it is the need
of the time that civil society should come forward and take initiative for the welfare
and development of the people. We have to develop love, sacrifice, tolerance and peace in ourselves for others. They lead
our society a just and peaceful society. Our mission is to create harmony and peace in our society. We invite all those like-minded
and cooperative people to join us for this great cause of harmony and peace. The camp supervisor of the Mactor said that they
are thankful to all those friends who cooperated with them. He said that they will try their level best to hold camp in TTS
every month and will provide cheap test and vaccination.