Siyajabula | KwaZulu-Natal | 2012
SUNFLOWER HELP CENTRE – a non-profit humanitarian organization operating in a resource-poor rural area of KwaZulu-Natal. They serve and build self-reliant local community members in partnership with all stakeholders through an integrated service that maximises its existing potential. The best interests of the child are paramount in their work along with the protection and empowerment of women and children.
Birth of Laduma was the name of the show that toured around the Creighton area. The show played with the themes of gender in/equality and really brought to the foreground how Girls can do the same as Boys, and Boys can do the same as Girls. The madness of the show centred around a soccer ball; and from here the sheer ridiculousness of play ensued. Children, teachers and even nuns were screaming with laughter when watching the show!
FEEDBACK FROM BENEFICIARIES
Comments from the teachers:
“We as educators and learners really enjoyed the show and also appreciated the diversity among the cast, well done and keep on preaching and demonstrating unity in our diverse country.”
“The show was too much fun, we enjoyed it a lot and it was also educational to learners as they can also be clowns in the future. “
“This was a wonderful show and it serves its purpose. Both educators and learner were very excited and school wishes that the clowns to come back again in the near future. “
Comments from the children:
“The show was really good it made me feel very happy, I loved the show.”
“Wow!!! What an exciting and fun show, it has changed people moods and put a smile onto sad faces, if I could I would ask them to do it again.”
– Learner, Nhlelelo Memela