I have been using puppets as a teaching tool in Kenya for years, Puppets are well liked by all ages. Puppets have the ability to say things in public that might otherwise be taboo, and get away with it. Puppets are rarely seen in the real world, and puppetry has the unique capacity to be both non-threatening and informative. In fact, people are less likely to object to facts presented in story form than if they were confronted with the facts directly. And that is why it takes a culturally appropriate, non-threatening, and entertaining approach to educating groups of people with information about HiV/Aids. We reduce stigma, promote gender equality, teach sexual health, and encourage immediate action, all that – with laughter, and support the international goal of ‘Zero new infections’ by bringing life-saving information to East Africa people in unforgettable ways.
I would like to introduce the aspect of Puppetry, and share my art and experience with all interested.