DCI-Liberia, RHRAP to Provide 225 Scholarships to Ebola Orphans

first_imgThe Defense for Children International (DCI-Liberia), in partnership with Rural Human Rights Activist Program (RHRAP), has promised to provide at least 225 scholarships to Ebola- affected children. DCI-Liberia seeks to promote a peacefuland cohesive environment for children’s survival and protection. DCI-Liberia Director, Attorney Foday M. Kawah said his organization, through the coalition, is also providing an undisclosed amount of funds as livelihood grants for 700 households in five of the 15 counties. The entire program, including social reintegration, hygiene and education support projects, will cost about US$150,000. At a press conference in Monrovia last week, Atty. Kawah said the scholarships will target students affected directly or indirectly by Ebola virus disease (EVD) including Ebola orphans who lost at least one parent. The counties to be covered so far are Bomi, Cape Mount, Gbarpolu, Margibi and Montserrado. The social integration package includes the provision of school fees, uniforms and school supplies for the 225 school children.“As we speak, there are new cases (of Ebola) that have emerged in Margibi County and robbed Liberia of being qualified as an Ebola-free country. We have embarked on the provision of hygiene kits to 40 schools where children are the most vulnerable,” he said. He added that his entity was taking the new cases seriously and considering them as a challenge “because one outbreak could lead to a resurgence of the epidemic.”DCI-Liberia program director Robert Konneh said the organization will take up to three months to roll out fully all the programs being promoted in the five counties. “The livelihood grant targets elderly men and women heading households that have been made vulnerable as the result of the EVD and other homes that took in EVD-affected children but lack the means to fully provide for them,” he explained.People who have suffered discrimination will also benefit. RHRAP Director Lorma Baysah said the social integration package program, which was previously planned for child survivors and vulnerable households, will be conducted alongside of the EVD preventative campaign in the rural areas. “It is frustrating to hear that new cases have emerged and we are going to galvanize all resources to ensure that we engage the process along with the social reintegration programs for the already identified beneficiaries,” he said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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AN GRIANAN TO HOLD OPEN AUDITIONS FOR UPCOMING PLAYS

first_imgAn Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny has a number of upcoming plays which it wants you to act in!There are Red Riding Hood auditions for children and Freedom of the City auditions for adults.Six children aged between 9 and 12 sought to be in the Red Riding Hood show in An Grianan Theatre in December. “I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down!”After last year’s successful production of Hansel and Gretel in An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, c21 return with Little Red Riding Hood and is delighted to announce that it will, for the first time, introduce children in their Christmas production! This year c21 Theatre Company are giving new life to this classic story.The company are looking for 6 children between the ages of 9 and 12 to rotate the roles of the Three Little Pigs, who will appear in the Little Red Riding Hood story, from 17th-22nd December 2012. This is a perfect opportunity if you have a child who is outgoing, confident, and eager to work as part of a team. Some singing/dancing/acting experience is necessary.Your child must be willing to work alongside other children and professional actors to create a piece of theatre in a short rehearsal period and then take part in some performances throughout the run. The Performances will take place in An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny. Auditions will be held on Sat Oct 27th from 1.30pm in An Grianan Theatre and auditionees will be seen on a first come first serve basis. If you believe that your child would enjoy and learn from this experience, then come along and try out. Please prepare a song and short monologue.There will also be an open audition, in the form of a two hour workshop on the 27th of October, for roles in the upcoming production of Brian Friel’s The Freedom of the City.The workshop will take place in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny and there are two different time slots, 11 ’til 1pm and 2pm ’til 4pm. Both men and women are sought for these parts.This production is part of An Grianán’s Customs’ Crossings series, which also includes performances of Idan Meir’s Bassam and other works such as Bag of Queens by Little John Nee.This series of projects is being part-financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council. Director Sean Donegan will be staging Brian Friel’s The Freedom of the City in An Grianán Theatre from the 31st of January ’til the 2nd of February, with further dates in the Balor Theatre on the 7th of February, the Alley Theatre in Strabane on the 9th of February and a final performance in the Millenium Forum in Derry on the 11th of February. A combination of professional and amateur actors drawn from the North West and cross-border areas will perform this tale of three protestors who, in the aftermath of a civil rights meeting in 1970’s Derry, mistakenly find themselves in the Mayor’s parlour in the Guild Hall in Derry with tragic consequences.If you are interested in auditioning through the workshop on the 27th of October, please contact the director at [email protected] to register your interest. Only applicants who have registered their interest at this address prior to the workshop will be admitted on the day.Prospective attendees are recommended to wear comfortable clothing suitable for movement. They are also asked to prepare a short piece of text – which can be from any source – in a Derry accent. Male actors also are also asked to prepare a short piece in a working class accent from anywhere in England, Scotland or Wales if they wish to be considered for the role of a British soldier.AN GRIANAN TO HOLD OPEN AUDITIONS FOR UPCOMING PLAYS was last modified: October 17th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:An griananauditionsplayslast_img read more

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