The Mvuso Schools and Community Education Project celebrated its final show day and graduation ceremony this past Saturday the 30 September 2017 at the Wits Theatre. The final show day honoured the top three selected schools as well as the participants who had gone through 8-weeks of learning on the Mvuso short course. The top three schools from 2017 were Ibhongo Secondary School with It’s never too late, Thaba Ja Bula Secondary School with Tested Dynamite and Curtis Nkondo School of Specialisation with Action.
The schools were each facilitated by the trained Mvuso short course participants made up of community artists and secondary school teachers who had gone through a one-week intensive training period in early July 2017. During this training both the teachers and artists are capacited with basic skills of facilitation and reflective practice within Applied Drama and Theatre.
Each year the Mvuso project is marked by the impact it has on High School teacher’s in finding and understanding new ways of interacting with young learners in ways that allows for dialogue and engagement and community artists who have found new ways of crating art that speaks back to the current social issues young people are faced with today. This year was no different as each of our 20 artists and teachers walked away with a rich experience of the ways in which drama can be used for something bigger than just the stage.
This ground breaking and unique project would not be possible without the generous support of Rand Merchant Bank, Goethe Institut, Department of Education Johannesburg Central and the Department of Sports and Recreation Region C.
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