Over 2000 pupils, from the schools of the Middle Bosnia Canton, saw a new show of the Genesis Project “Who owns the well?” during the second semester. The goal of this play is to point out to the pupils of the seventh and eighth grade of the elementary school, that is the younger adolescent, the true values and to send the message that the strength, love and beauty do not lie in arms but in love and peace, and that wealth is not in money but in true friends.
The play, which has been played 30 times, in a unique way promotes the moral values that every man should possess.
“The children respond well to the play and we think that the message that it communicates is understood in the right way,” said Ljubisa Vasic, actor and coordinator of the “Bridges of trust and cooperation” project within which the play is performed.
“Educational plays are one of the best ways to communicate well with the pupils, especially in the divided communities. They get the message in a fun, interactive and unusual way and are indicated the true moral and environmental values. It is certain that many children adopt something from what we point out with acting and this is supported by the positive comments of the pupils and the teaching staff,” said Vasic.
The play has been played a total of 30 times so far. Its plot is related to the three young people who come to their grandparents, in a very rural area, to spend their summer vacations. The three of them belong to different tribes and their grandparents forbid them to socialize. Incidentally they discover an old well that each tribe claims to be their own. It did not take them long to realize that a well is the cause of the discord and that resolving the question: Who owns the well? they will resolve all the problems that have divided the village.
Through this story, in a creative way the harmony and unity are promoted, as one of the goals of the “Bridges of trust and cooperation” project. This project is implemented in the schools of the Middle Bosnia Canton, under the auspices of the German foundation Schüler Helfen Leben (SHL) and Robert Bosch with the approval of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Middle Bosnia Canton.
In addition to the plays “Who owns the well” and “Not all of us are fliers,” which is designed for young pupils the workshops for children, parents and teachers were carried out within the project.
The project runs until the end of April and a total of 70 plays, 140 workshops with children, 120 workshops with parents and 60 workshops with teachers were implemented within the project.