A clean village for a healthy life

    | May 30, 2011

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    We are delighted to present the winning entry in our recent scriptwriting competition as this week’s script of the week. The script was written by Alice Bafiala Mutombo from Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    This radio script illustrates a collective approach to the problem of community hygiene. Diarrheal diseases are one of the most common causes of visits to clinics and hospitals, especially for children. Yet diarrhea is preventable and treatable. It is essential that community members understand the link between water, sanitization, hygiene and water-borne diseases such as diarrhea. In this script, villagers decide to work together to establish hygiene rules in their village and to fight against diarrheal diseases.

    This script is based on actual interviews that Alice conducted in a community outside Kinshasa. You could use this script as inspiration to research and write a script on a similar topic in your area. Or you might choose to produce this script on your station, using voice actors to represent the speakers. If so, please make sure to tell your audience at the beginning of the program that the voices are those of actors, not the original people involved in the interviews.

    Read the script in full at: http://www.farmradio.org/english/radio-scripts/93-2script_en.asp