Local Youth Group Dramatizes Ebola

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A local youth group, the Burning Barriers Building Bridges (B4) Youth Theater Incorporated, is expected to host a drama series on Ebola awareness in Gbarnga, Bong County on August 7, 2015 under the theme, “Fight the Stigma.”
The B4 is a vocational program that trains young people in art, music and dance. Annually, the group discusses a range of social topics which give talented youth a different meaning to issues that affect the society.
According to the national director of 4B Youth Theater, Silas Juaguellie, the upcoming drama will focus on post-Ebola awareness and the ending of stigma against survivors across the country.
Mr. Juaquellie said the daylong event will feature the youths using masks to portray expressions made by people who are stigmatized and those who are doing the stigmatizing.
The event is expected to be climaxed with reinforcing the Ministry of Health’s preventive measures put in place when the Ebola virus disease (EVD) first appeared in Liberia in March last year.
Unfortunately, the director said, several weeks of being declared Ebola free, Liberia has returned to the condition of the other two West African countries.
The work of B4 Theater is even more timely, as many citizens who have relaxed on the dangers of the disease will be refocused as the organization’s youth take the stage August 7, said Juaguellie.

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