Water waste: between reality and fiction
A school play during UNICEF-supported summer camps encourages children to think about climate change
With simple resources and great enthusiasm, schools’ theatres are the first place to explore children's talents.
Many of us have childhood memories related to the first time we dared to confront the audience as young actors or singers. What if those memories were linked to information and a cause?
The Azza Zeidan Primary School Theatre in Fayoum hosted nine children from Al Resala Private School in the same governorate to present a school play on the importance of water and the danger of wasting it. This was part of the summer camps program implemented through UNICEF's Water and Environmental Sanitation Programme in Minya and Fayoum schools in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Technical Education and the water companies in the two governorates.
The idea of camps that include activities and art exhibitions is to raise the health and environmental awareness of children. This year – in conjunction with Egypt's hosting of the Climate Summit (COP27) in November 2022 – climate change has been added as one of the main themes of activities. Other themes included hand washing, water and sanitation conservation, personal and public hygiene.
Behind the scenes, we talked to some of the children involved in the play about its plot and cause. We convey their views to you in this photo essay.