UTG performing arts club observes International Women’s Day

Friday, March 11, 2016
University of The Gambia Cultural & Performing Arts Club (UTGCPA) celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) by presenting “Voices of Women”, a special Theatre-in-Education (TIE) Literatureprogramme, on March 8 at Mingdaw Upper & Senior Secondary School.

The theatrical presentation included excerpts from literary works by the following distinguished female writers: playwrights Janet Badjan-Young (Hand of Fate?) and Lady Augusta Jawara (The Rebellion); as well as Poets Juka Fatou Jabang (The Repeal) and Maya Angelou (Still I rise).

The theme for IWD 2016 is Pledge for Parity. The TIE programme, Voices of Women, is in step with the IWD theme. These dramatic presentations touched on female rights issues not only in The Gambia but also in most countries around the world.

International Women’s Day 2016 photo: Yagou Issa Dumbuya (as Nysata) and Fatou Secka (as Nyma) performing a scene from the play The Rebellion written by Augusta Jawara.

International Women’s Day 2016 photo: University of The Gambia students Fatou Jallow, Fatoumata Kanteh, Vivian C. Oguegbunem & Ndey Fatou Jallow

performing the poem Still I Rise written by Maya Angelou.