Holding information events is one of the most important and useful tasks in project work. It is very important for Little Stars that the villagers actively take part in the work to bring about change. There are no financial subsidies in this field of project work but instead we pass on our knowledge. We do not hand out money but we give information on how to solve various problems of daily life.
For a number of years Little Stars has been holding information events in their project villages showing a combination of information and entertainment films on large screens. There are events specially for children and those for adults. Children learn about hygiene and washing their hands, for example, while adults can watch films about AIDS or the dangers of disease transmission in poultry farming. These events are always well attended and it is often difficult to get the number of educational films that is needed.
Success is guaranteed even though information and educational work is not as visible as for example a health post. Washing ones hands has become the norm at the schools in our project villages and the adults want to see more films on health education. However, this would require more staff and we need to look into the necessary changes.