Strategizing Drama as Tool for Advocacy and Rural Development: Challenges for Non-Governmental Organizations in Nigeria
Between the decades of the 1980’s till date the numbers of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that have mushroomed in Nigeria are quite alarming. The discovery of the venerated HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to record the establishment of HIV/AIDS-related NGOs in quantum in almost every nook and corner of our communities. Precluding their obvious pecuniary undertones, most of these organizations have failed to discover and employ drama/theatre as potent tool for the effective conscientization, mobilization and advocacy that can bring about development within their operational constituencies. This paper therefore seeks to re-position the redemptive partnering synergic relationship that exists between NGOs and Drama that are capable of fostering Development at the rural communities.
Key Words: drama, strategizing, globalization, rural development