Notes to broadcasters
In African communities, from Nouakchott to Accra, and Yaoundé to Nairobi, the majority of people – almost 70 per cent – are non-literate, which means they have difficulty reading and writing in any one language. If illiteracy can be eliminated, everyone will benefit.
Youngsters, adults, and older people are all football fans. Football is the most popular sport in Africa. In Benin, a regular game of the national football team mobilizes the whole population. Supporter associations, fan clubs, and federations of women’s supporters of the national team all raise money by organizing fundraising campaigns and by canvassing firms, decision?makers and people of good will. Everybody remembers Senegal’s participation in the 2002 World Cup. All over Africa, hearts were beating for the Senegal Lions. This year, in 2006, the World Cup is cheering teams from Togo, Ghana, Angola and the Ivory Coast on to the championship!
The following scene shows a young man who encourages his community to mobilize in favour of education. The scene takes place at Abomey in Benin.Noise of a hammer on an anvil, women talking and pounding millet.
Contributed by Pacome Tomètissi, Réseau de Réalisateurs et Journalistes pour Population et Développement (ReJPoD), P.O. Box 1756, Abomey Calavi – Benin.
Reviewed by Helen Hambly Odame, Associate Professor, Capacity Development and Extension, University of Guelph.