Taigué Ahmed, Marie-Bède Koubemba, and Jean-Michel Champault for AAD met yesterday in Brazzaville in order to prepare the second phase of the project “Refugees on the Move, which will be held in a refugee camp in the northern part of the Republic of the Congo in April 2012.
Taïgué was able to convey in detail to the Congolese choreographer Marie-Bède Koubemba his methodology for organizing the dance workshops in refugee camps, which he has recently formalized with the help of AAD in order to allow the continuation of this extraordinary experience that he has led in Chad since 2007. Marie-Bède attended the November 2011 workshops in Chad to soak up all aspects of their functioning; this methodology will help with all details relating to their organization.
They also visited the Congolese office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to present the project and reflect on the educational messages that are to be transmitted during this new intervention.
The camp for this new phase will be around Betou in northern Republic of Congo. The number of refugees there is around 100,000 people, mostly from neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo. Marie-Bède Koubemba will travel there with the team he has already chosen to hold a month of dance workshops, based on the methodology of Taïgué Ahmed and with the support of AAD.
The AAD project “Refugees on the Move” started in October 2011 in Chad and will be held in a total of 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, over a period of four years. After Congo – Brazzaville, Marie-Bède Koubemba will turn over the project to Watanga Boniface and Ella Flore Ngouandje, who will conduct dance workshops in Central African Republic.