Drinking water has been an on-going challenge for Oporoza. Before Tomorrowis a New Day (TND) began working in the community, residents got their water from a dilapidated hand dug-wells.
Many of these wells had bacteria. They also claimed the lives of children who sometimes fell into them. Others trekked long distances in search of water from the few members of the community who could afford to connect their homes to the existing water supply.
In a dramatic example of what communities can achieve together, residents in Oporoza have constructed a public toilet with support from Tomorrow is a New Day.
Before this facility was built “many… suffered from snake bites when using the restroom in the bush,” said the Chairman of Oporoza. “With the construction of this toilet the people will have no need to make use of the bush and also avoid snake bites.”
Day Don Break is Tomorrow is a New Day’s (TND) brand new radio drama. It features the voices of nationally acclaimed actors who bring to life this gripping story of the challenges people face in the Niger Delta. Day Don Break is unique. It reflects real life challenges, but also inspires people to believe in a future for the Niger Delta with endless possibilities.
What is the next step in using media for peacebuilding? Radio dramas, no! Radio magazines, NO! Blending a magazine and drama format, YES! What could be better than having listeners become engrossed in a plot and then create opportunities for them to share what excited them about the latest episode?
This is the new direction that Tomorrow is a New Day is going. We’ve learned that even if a radio drama’s topics touch listeners, the best way to connect with the audience, is through audience interaction.