“REFUGEES ON THE MOVE”: FIRST FOLLOW-UP VISIT FOR THE MOULA AND YAROUNGOU CAMPS, CHAD

Wednesday 04 April 2012
Yaroungou camp, November 2011 © AAD
Yaroungou camp, November 2011 © AAD
Yaroungou camp, November 2011 © AAD
Yaroungou camp, November 2011 © AAD
Moula camp, November 2011 © AAD
Moula camp, November 2011 © AAD
Moula camp, November 2011 © AAD
Moula camp, November 2011 © AAD

Taïgué Ahmed and his team are returning for two weeks this Thursday, April 5th, to the Moula and Yaroungou camps, Chad, to conduct a new session of dance workshops. This time they will focus on structuring dance ballets among the refugees, in order to render dance a permanent activity in those camps.

 

Though the workshops will remain opened to everyone, they will enable Taïgué’s team to select within the group the most talentuous, dedicated and charismatic trainees, who will be then offered to take over the dance activities of the camps, so that they continue even while the team is not there.

 

The organization of these autonomous ballets – one Moula and one for Yaroundou – will allow Ndam Se Na’s and AAD’s initiative to settle on a longer and wider scale, conveying the main idea that lies at the very core of the project: dance as a structuring and stimulating practice. These new ballets will also live up the camps’ daily lives, by offering showcases during events the UNHCR regularly hosts. Besides, they will stay in touch with Taïgué’s team and join them for festivals and workshops they hold in N’Djaména or elsewhere.

 

Jean-Michel Champault, AAD’s general delegate, will visit the Moula and Yaroungou camps from April 10th to April 13rd to assess the impact of the project on the refugee population, notably in relation to the awareness messages that where conveyed last november.