INJABULO | INGWAVUMA | 2014
Zisize Educational Trust – Zisize is a member of CASNET (Caring Schools Network) and works in partnership with nine primary schools in the three tribal areas of KwaMngomezulu, KwaMathenjwa and KwaNyawo in Ingwavuma Magisterial District. Each of these schools with input from Zisize, is a node of holistic support to Orphans and Vulnerable children in those communities. The aim of the programme is to eliminate challenges, (e.g. hunger, lack of shelter or adult support or the effects of abuse) which prevent learners making optimal use of their educational opportunities.
This show was closely aligned with our partner’s organisational objectives, the issues of food schemes, water shortage and that children didn’t have a dedicated space to play. These became the three dominant themes we worked with during the rehearsals. The final show was an extremely high energy, fast paced, musically alive (with two live musicians creating the soundscape) spectacle filled with much laughter.
FEEDBACK FROM BENEFICIARIES & PARTNER
“Thank you so much for coming, could you please come back. We need you here the children love your shows.’’
– S. A. Mngomezulu, Mpontshini primary school
“Learners got a chance of relaxing their minds including the teachers as well.”
– Mr. A. Swift, Khethani primary school
“CWB brought something that had never been known in Ingwavuma and it was an amazing experience. The energy that you had put in your shows was fantastic.”
– Mrs. Swift, Zisize Educational Trust
“Your shows were educational and have more emphasis on the importance of drinking water, eating balance diet as well as cleanliness which are next to Godliness.”
– Hlengiwe Mthimkhulu, Director of Zisize Educational Trust