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Nhau - Issue 1 - Children's Arts Education World
Children's Arts Education World (CHAREWO)
February 04, 2013

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Ugandan children in Zimbabwe

Chipo Basopo is the Manager of the Zimbabwean arts education for development organization, CHIPAWO. Recently the children and young people of CHIPAWO Zimbabwe participated in a wonderful cultural children's exchange with Uganda. Chipo sent out this message about the experience, which has been edited for CHAREWO Nhau:

The year has ended so well for the children of CHIPAWO where they hosted children from Uganda in the month of celebrating the International Day of the Prevention of Child Abuse. CHIPAWO Zimbabwe and Inter-Cultural Theatre Uganda staged a concert entitled "The World is our Playground" on 30th November 2012 in Harare. The Ugandan children had been in the country for a week, creating work together with Zimbabwean children and sharing each other's arts and cultures. The children of CHIPAWO took their friends from Uganda for a city tour, visiting places like the Kopje Plaza, Joina City, Mbare and the National Heroes' Acre.

The children from Inter-Cultural Theatre Uganda - Montessori Children's Academy presented performances full of music and dances, based on their culture, like the Bakisimba and Imbala dances, while CHIPAWO presented a play entitled "The World is our Playground", based on the children's games we have in Zimbabwe and at the same time running through the rights of children, one of which is the right to play. The world is indeed a playground for children and protecting children is everybody's business. The children from the two countries also created plays together based on the theme: "The World is our Playground" and performed them together at the concert.

Inter-theatre Uganda was established in 2008 with the aim of developing and promoting amateur theatre as well as putting up a platform for children to express their views to the world and to showcase their cultures in different parts of their world. Like CHIPAWO Zimbabwe, the ITU has travelled to many different countries, participating in festivals and exchange programmes, at one of which they meet up with the children from Zimbabwe and planned to have an exchange in Zimbabwe.

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