RuWCED organised the third Edition of the Rap Concert to sensitize a multitude on Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Gender Based Violence, and Violence against Women and Girls on the 28th of February 2021, at the International Student Chapel Bambili (ISCB) commonly known as Full Gospel Bambili.
At least 150 youths gathered at ISCB to happily cheer and learn from guest artists, actors, facilitators who entertained them, while including CSE, GBV, and VAWG messages to their music, theatre arts and presentations, respectively. The performance of RuWCED’s Theatre of the Oppressed (TOP) was centred on GBV as well as safe and legal abortion within our national context. We had wonderful ministration from guest artists like Rochie Osualin, Shelter, Sax man, just to name a few.
Reproductive Health Experts, Ndah Grace and David Ayem were present to handle issues on CSE and Family Planning respectively. Ndah Grace enlightened the youths present on the importance of knowing their rights and knowing how to say NO to advances from the opposite sex in a bit to fight against GBV and VAWG. She also encouraged youths to educate their younger ones at home on sexuality because they often fall prey to such issues. David Ayem later explained Family Planning to the participants. He emphasised on the fact that Family planning is not a service that stops women or prevents women from giving birth like what many people think but rather, it is a service that helps couples plan their family, decide when and how they want to have their children and how they can enjoy a satisfactory sexual life.
There was equally a musical competition from choirs of the Presbyterian Church, Baptist church and Full Gospel Mission. At the end of this competition the Baptist Church Choir emerged winner after an outstanding performance. At the end of the event, RuWCED handed the winner’s prize and appreciated the other choirs for participating.
There was praise and worship afterwards with a great performance from the ‘Sax Man’ which got everyone on their feet jumping, dancing and singing. “RuWCED, making a difference and the difference is clear” was the slogan adapted during the event by the participants. They left the event expressing their satisfaction with every single activity that was carried out and encouraged the team to keep making the difference in Bamenda and Cameroon at large.