The “Déni dêmê” Association, with the help of UNICEF, organized a youth culture camp from April 29 to May 6, 2023 in Bobo-Dioulasso. About fifty young people from all regions of Burkina Faso took part in this camp.
For a week (from April 29 to May 6, 2023), young people from all regions of Burkina Faso, got to know each other, in Bobo-Dioulasso, by carrying out cultural activities related to social cohesion in a context of security, humanitarian and community crises experienced by the country of upright men.
This holiday camp is the initiative of the association "Déni dêmê", in collaboration with UNICEF, on the sidelines of the 20th edition of the National Culture Week (SNC).
“I was very satisfied with this camp because it allowed us to learn a lot about living together, which is in jeopardy today in our country. I learned to live in community with comrades from other regions that I did not know in addition to being introduced to entrepreneurial activities,” exclaimed Sansan Hien from the South West region (Gaoua).
At the end of this camp, on Saturday May 6, 2023, the young people presented a ten-minute sketch on interreligious marriage, a factor of social cohesion, in front of the representative of UNICEF, Sandra Latouff and the artist musician Smarty, who is also a UNICEF ambassador.
This is the story of a lover of the daughter of an imam in the neighborhood, a young Christian, decides to put an end to this life in secret with his sweetheart by sending a delegation to ask for her hand.
As expected, the parent of the girl is categorically opposed to this union which, for him, is not in line with his beliefs.
But after many explanations and negotiations, the imam finally understands that interreligious marriage is a ferment of living together.
According to Sandra Latouf, this sketch shows that differences can be overcome if we listen to each other.
"What I learned from this sketch is the great awareness of young people, especially in these sensitive times that the country is going through," said UNICEF Ambassador Smarty.
He wished that from here they could influence the large number of young people of their generation so that they could understand that today it is more important that we are hand in hand to get out of this situation.
The representative of the coordination of the United Nations system, Bintou Diallo, suggested that from this camp, the daily behavior of these young people must change.
For her, it is the behavior that determines the "so much sung and sought after" peace.
Source: Burkina Information Agency