As you know, Sudan has been hit by severe flooding. This article caught my attention:
Sudan comedians use humour to deliver flood safety message
August 27, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – A group of well-known Sudanese comedians are using humour as a way of delivering key health and safety messages, as well as boost morale in flood-affected communities in and around Khartoum.
Respected comic Ibrahim Khider approached grassroots relief organisation Nafeer with his idea after hearing about the plight of flood victims and has been joined by his colleagues Ahmed Omer and Njwa Othman.
Khartoum has been particularly hard hit after heavy rains and flash flooding cut a swathe of destruction across the country earlier this month.
The World Heath Organisation (WHO) has warned that communities are now facing the threat of disease and other health problems related to poor sanitation and hygiene conditions.
The comedic trio have been reaching out to affected communities, performing improvised sketches in various areas daily for about three weeks, to help show communities how they can protect themselves.
The sketches cover educational messages about hygiene and sanitation practices, flood safety and disease prevention.
The perform ad-lib without props or other equipment, using own their voices and body language to convey their message.
Khider is the cornerstone of long-running television satire programme Masrah Fe al-Hawa (Street Theatre) and is a household name in Sudan.
He said delivering messages collectively to communities was the most simple and effective way.
“The idea is to present the messages in a simple way. Everything in the Sudanese community is about teamwork and working together. They are praying, they are celebrating, they are crying together. So, CLICK HERE TO READ ALL