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Drama turns young Gambians away from 'desperate route to Babylon'
Janet Badjan-Young saw how performing arts could provide unemployed young Gambians with an alternative to illegally migrating to Europe when one of her students was offered a job immediately after his first show. One of Gambia's most prolific award-winning playwrights and the founder in 2011 of its first performing arts venue, Ebunjan Theatre, 81-year-old Badjan-Young has since used theatre to teach youth job skills and about the dangers of migration. "(Drama) provides them the skills you need - discipline, creativity, communication skills," said Badjan-Young, who was celebrated as a "TAF icon" on Friday by the TAF Africa Foundation, a charity focused on youth empowerment in Gambia.... Read more