San Donato Milanese (Milan), 13 July 2015 – Today sees the launch of “Il Teatro Fa Bene” (www.ilteatrofabene.it), a theatre and health awareness project for Mozambique, developed and supported by the Eni Foundation www.eni.com/enifoundation, and coordinated by Jacopo Fo and Bruno Patierno.
The initiative aims to spread awareness about health issues, particularly with regard to maternity and infant care in a geographical area where, together with the Eni Foundation, the NGO Medici con l’Africa Cuamm also operates.
A group of 7 actors from Mozambique, selected from over 100, has just arrived in Italy to take part in a 25-day course at the Libera Università di Alcatraz, in the hills above Perugia. A team of Italian actors, video-makers and scriptwriters will work with the actors from Mozambique to stage a show that will tour the villages of the Cabo Delgado area, in the far north of Mozambique, reaching an audience of some 25,000 people.
Il Teatro Fa Bene will be a synthesis of Macua and Maconde theatre and Italian Teatro dell’Arte with a new format, based, on the one hand, on the dramatisation of health and nutritional information, and, on the other, on demonstrations and practices concerning the use of simple day-to-day auxiliary technologies. The objective is to provide the local population, in particular mothers and children, with a knowledge of good hygiene, health and diet in a way that is more effective than other forms of awareness building.
The tour will be covered online at www.ilteatrofabene.it thanks to reports by Simone Canova and video by Iacopo Patierno.
The Eni Foundation was established at the end of 2006 with the aim of expanding and improving Eni’s capacity to respond consistently and effectively to the demands of civil society. The Eni Foundation deals with the principal issues related to the protection of fundamental human rights, with particular attention to health issues affecting mothers and children. In line with the long-established values of Eni, the mission of the Eni Foundation is focused on “promoting the protection of children’s rights through the realisation of social solidarity initiatives that encourage and facilitate wellbeing and development.”