Since April 2016, Le Grand Cru is a partner in a four-year consortium with CINOP, Rutgers Foundation, ABPF and ABMS.


The program aims to implement a curriculum on sexual rights and behavior on Teachers Training Colleges in Benin. The nine schools are spread across the country in Porto Novo (2), Djougou, Kandi, Natitingou, Lokossa, Dogbo, Abomey and Allada. Le Grand Cru contributes to the curriculum by developing an ’embodiment’ program – a series of physical exercises – for trainers and is responsible for the extracurricular program. This program consists of performances made by six young choreographers of Compagnie Walô, trained and coached by Le Grand Cru. During the first 2 years of the program, a dance competition is held among the schools in the South and one in the North under the title ‘Ma vie en main’. In this, the choreographers together with students of the courses make a presentation on a topic about sexuality. The first presentation took place in Lokossa, December 2016 with schools from the South and in March 2017 the second competition took place in Natitingou with schools in the North. The performances are combined with discussions with the audience by an experienced moderator in the field of sexual rights advocacy. By the end of 2017, the best productions will be shown again in the capital Cotonou, surrounded by workshops. The four-year prgram is supported by NUFFIC.

 

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