Accra, Nov 8, GNA - Over a thousand youth from Labone Senior High School, Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) and the public, participated in Welt Filme’s supported Premier organized by Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF).
The event, which commenced YBF and Welt Filme’s Mobile Cinema Tour in the Greater Accra, Central, Eastern, Western and Northern Regions of Ghana showed participant’s four short films produced by selected Welt Filme trained youth from Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The project aimed at informing, educating and inspiring young people as well as advocating meaningful youth development on the continent.
Mr Samuel Asamoah, the Coordinator of the Mobile Cinema Tour, on behalf of the Executive Director of YBF, said the project was set to create nation-wide awareness on the situation of young people using the films as case studies; help foster national discourse among the youth and key stakeholders on the challenges facing the youth; and, empower young people to overcome their challenges.
He said, the project would distribute 1,150 Digital Versatile Disc copies of the films among young people, government institutions, CSOs, traditional and district authorities and all relevant stakeholders in Ghana.
On her part, Madam Sarah Heinlin, a volunteer from YMCA, on behalf of the Executive Director, expressed the readiness of YMCA to host similar project “ALL ON BOARD” in Ghana in March 2018.
She commended Welt Filme and YBF for highlighting key issues that affected young people in Africa, and especially, for creating a learning platform for such productive youth engagement.
The movies premiered included Picturing My Life, Mayilla Stony Path, Dansa and Digging for a New Life.
Some excited participants after watching the movies, engaged to highlight the inherent lessons and discussion points in the movies.
Picturing My Life empowered young female participants to pursue their chosen career irrespective of the challenges they encountered in their pursuit, while Dansa called on families to support the chosen careers of their children and not force them to do what they had no interest in.
Mayilla Stony Path also teaching the youth the essence of resilience, why and how not to give up on their education even in the midst of adversities.
Students advised themselves to avoid bad companies and associate themselves with individuals and groups that would have good influence on their personal development from ‘digging for a New Life’.
It cautioned young participants against stealing, smoking, drinking and other vices.
YBF is a Non- Governmental youth development advocate dedicated to youth empowerment with a passion of nurturing the next generation of African Leaders and Welt Filme is a Berlin based non-profit organization set up to intensify the dialogue between the northern and southern worlds using the medium of film.