Introduction and Scope- the project is run coinciding with the 100 Thousand Poets for Change founded by Michael Rothenberg Poet , Critic and Creative Projects Experts in United States. The project is run in more than 40 countries around the world including Zimbabwe . Mbizo Chirasha is the Coordinator of this event in Zimbabwe through GirlchildCreativity Project. The Zimbabwean 100 Thousand Poets for Change is run as GirlchildVoices Fiesta in Zimbabwe every year 28th of September every year.
GirlchildCreativity Project was asked to be part of this program because they are working hard to develop ,motivate and inspire young girls to define their voices , find their space the creative , arts and literary prowess. The Young girls are identified in schools , dropouts , children homes and other youthful communities they are mentored through artistic seminars , close up with their role models and performances programs, check ,www.girlchildcreativity.blogspot.com ,girlchildcreativity project on face book and girlchildcreativity photo stream on flikr.com for more information and past events.
Defining Girl Child Voices through Artistic Fusion.
Main Objective -
to make young girls realize their potentials and use their potential to create positive space and voices for themselves and communities.
- Young talented girls and boys in Schools.
2013 Implementation Method- 3 orientative , motivational , identification and skills development and inspirational workshops will be held in 3 different schools that include Morgan High , Vainiona High and Budiriro3 and Glen View Primary schools- Mentors of this workshops will include a seasoned photographer, a seasoned female visual artist ,Mbira workshop and storyteller and writer and these seminars will done both in practice and they are participatory and they will be under a video shoot to prepare a visual video mobile exhibition that will be shown on the last official day of the Voices Fiesta. Poems, photographs and artistic works will be selected for an official exhibitions and recitals on the 8th of October 2013 . Such will coincide with feedback seminar between students, media and guests to the final event.
The GirlChild Voices Fiesta[100 Thousand Poets for Change ] 2013t Programme
02 October - 2pm -4pm Budiriro 3 Primary School
- Workshop on story telling and poetry Writing - by Aeron Chiundura Moyo- the facilitator will read his stories and poetry and partake participants in a practical writing skills session.
03 October -2pm -4pm- Vainona High School
Photograpghy , writer s workshop- by Shoes Lambada [ Writing]and Cresha[Photograghy]- the faciltators will also pass writing skills and how you can fuse writings and photograghy in a bide to create photo poetry and photo stories.
04 october- 2pm-4pm- Morgan High School
Visual Arts practical workshop , Perfomancy Poetry and Mbira- Zanele Mutema , Mbizo Chirasha and a Mbira musician- participants will be taken through a journey of visual arts inspirational process , the creativity and resonance of Mbira music and your voice in perfomance poetry leading to a visual ,musical poetry exprience
08- October -530-730 pm-First Floor Gallery
Grand Fiesta day-Small exhibition of poetry/visual works produced during wrkshops, story and poetry presentations by participants and young guest poets, Dicussion forum/Press talk by organizers , faciltators and particiapants with Guests.
Faciliators , Team and Motivating Artists in the Programme
Karen magunda [20 yrs] - Guest of Honor on the Grand Fiesta
Young girl of 20 years pf age ,grew up in Mufakose .She finished high school at Roosevelt high
and she is first year student at Midlands State University. She is a song writer, choreographer and singer.She founded FAM in 2012 - a Foundation Arts Movement mentoring ,promoting and marketing young artists.She destined for greater heights .
- the Fiesta Curator and Coordinator/ Zimbabwe Producer of 100 Thousand for Change. He is a perfoming poet , widely travelled , extensively published globally.He is the Founder of many literary and creativity intiatiatives in Zimbabwe . He is the Founder of GirlChildCreativity and its Creative Director.
- Assistant Fiesta Coordinator, a second year social studies student at the University of Zimbabwe. She is endowed with passion , maturity and drive. She have also worked with IIFF international Images Film Festival 2013 as a venue manager and discussant.
Tariro Kambasha-Grand Fiesta Presenter
a Young singer of 21 years with a dream to reach dizzy hieghts , a singer of dancehall , presenter and budding film maker as well as an advocate of GirlChild.
Aeron Chiundura Moyo- Writing and Story Facilitator
- Veteran broadcster , film maker , writer , faciltator with more 20 radio and TV plays under his belt . He is a widely published writer poet with 17 published novels and plays. Many of his books are being considered in the Zimbabwean Educational curriculum.
Zanele Mutema- Visual Arts Facilitator
- resilent upcomin visual artist , graduate of Visual arts from Harare Poly.She produce inspring work of art. Her have graced a number of Exhibitions in Europe and First Floor Gallery Harare.
Creasha- Photography Facilitator
- A student of Photography at National Arts Gallery Visual Arts school.
the young girl possess vast dreams in developing mesmerizing art of photography.
Shoes Lambada- Poetry Writing Facilitator
Poet , writer ,organizer and Coordinator for the Zimbabwe Poets for Human Rights. Resident coordinator of SOLARNET international , advocate of human rights. Recorded poet and well travelled poet , he was in Germany , India , South Africa , Senegal and more.
Synodia Masinyani- Vainona High Writers Club Teacher
She have passion of talent development, she leads the school into a deep and creative artistic hub hosting artists and writers. She and her school participated in a number of Literary Events.
Jeff Warara- Morgan High Writers and Arts Teacher
he is an organizer of a number of women and girlchild programmes, a graduate of ethnomusicology from Midlands State University. He leads a very inspirational club at Morgan High School.
Pamela Murambiwa-Budiriro3 Primary Librarian
First Floor Gallery- Venue Facilitators
strong artistic center that have showcased a number of exhibitions , official events and discussions . It have promoted a number of exchanges. Since they opened they conducted exchanges programs with American , Germany , Dutch and Italian Artists. This is fast growing cultural and artistic center.
United States Public Affairs Section- Grant Facilitator
Popular cultural ,public ,media and educational diplomacy and exchange Section in the Embassy of America in Zimbabwe . Have hosted a lot of public diplomacy and education programmes. Developmental ,media and arts seminars. The section has organized a number of visiting and developmental arts exchange. They have supported a number of innovative initiatives with Grants.
- First Floor gallery Harare for Space and other Marketing Logistics- Valerie Kabov and Marcus Gora ,Tariro Chingozho and Marcia Bangure.
American Embassy Public Affairs Section-Bonnardeaux, Jillian F (Harare)
Girl child Creativity Project- Organizers of the Activities and programming-Mbizo Chirasha
Call + 263 734 332 309
Kudzai Mutiti/Assistant Coordinator
call +263 777895479
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