Injabulo | ingwavuma | 2015
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.
Ingwavuma is one of the most remote areas of KwaZulu-Natal. Some children walk long distances to get to their schools because of the landscape as some of the houses are built in areas where transport cannot reach. So for these children a clown tour became a massive event that changed the mundane into something spectacular. The theme of the show was about HUMAN RIGHTS and using the ideas around respecting each other and learning to live with each other’s differences, as the springboard for the play. We partners with Zisize Educational Trust, and were funded by the National Lotteries Commission, with transport provided by Europcar.
FEEDBACK FROM BENEFICIARIES & PARTNER
“An excellent performance, we really enjoyed it as a result we felt it was too short. It was good to share some joyful moments together with our learners as opposed to our regular busy and hectic days. Thumbs up!!”
– Educator, Khethane Christian School
“The show was interesting , wonderful and full of fun. The teachers learnt a lot for instance how to deal with different behaviour of the learners and that you can use body language to treat the little ones without shouting.”
– Educator, Nansindlela Combined School
“The show was so much fun. It was the funniest show ever. They made us laugh every single minute, we enjoyed it so much.”
– Nosipho Gumede, learner from Embadleni Primary
“It was an awesome show. It gives inspiration especial to those who are interested in art. We loved it so much.”
– Opensense Mathenjwa, learner from Lubhoko High School
“It was an awesome event, stress-relieve showing in a highest degree of creativity. The art was displayed leaving both educators and learners tongue – tied, such events are needed because they make children to be children, it was a moving talent show. We need it again.”
– Educator, Inkosi Sibhamu High School