“Puzzled” TV series premiered

The Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF) in collaboration with OSIWA has premiered new television series dubbed “Puzzled”.

The TV series, was based the 2015 child and family welfare policy, for Ghanaians to enable them to understand and appreciate the policy.

The drama series was the translation of the policy, into a format that was easily accessible and appreciated.

It was to bring to bare, some of the inhumane torture churned out to the youth, marginalized and disabled.

Mr Seth Oteng, Executive Director, YBF, said the TV series to be aired on TV3 network was the translation of issues bothering around family welfare and issues that advances the course of persons with disability.

“We decided to dramatize the whole concept with the idea of changing the status quo, considering the marginalized in society. It is critical for all to support and advance their course.

He said young people make up 72 percent of the population with about 50 percent dropping out of Junior High school, adding that with each passing day in Ghana, the youth and persons with disability have issues to deal with that cannot be put behind the shelves.

Mr Oteng said the 13 weeks drama series had different messages to address in each episode and targeted at persons with disability and people living in rural communities.

He commended OSIWA for funding the series and congratulated the teams from the YBF for their commitment and hard work towards the realization of this movie, saying it is their hope that it would be able to achieve its purpose.

Madam Dzifa Abla Gomashie, Former Deputy Minister of Tourism, commended the foundation for the initiate to support the vulnerable in society by showcasing their rights through film.

She said the film was such an enabler, creating the platform for issues of all kinds to be discussed or talked about, saying it had the potential of changing the mind set of people.

Mr Alex Williams, Ghana Blind Union said all persons with disability on daily bases have to deal with the issue of what they could do as disabled, saying society always renders them redundant because of their disability.

He commended the YBF for fighting their course and trying to include them in such as an educative series, saying persons with disability must be allowed to play their roles in movies as persons with disability as those who turn to play their roles tend to portray different images of them.

He said the disability community looks up to the series as a role model, a path to go down, to ensure to include persons with disability to show their capabilities, that they can do much better than expected.

Ms Lydia Forson, lead actress in the TV series assured the public to look out for the series which would change their perception totally about persons with disabilities and the vulnerable in society.

She expressed appreciation to the YBF for choosing her to play the lead role in the series, saying it had exposed her to a lot of issues about disability.

By Hagsa Obeng, GNA