Theatre group in drive to promote new constitution

Victory Siyanqoba Trust is set to embark on a grassroots constitutional awareness and literacy programme on Thursday this week at  Indlovu Youth Centre in Tshabalala.

The Trust is a non-political youthful-innovative community based arts organization with five years’ experience in designing, devising, hosting, implementing and managing high impact activism and protest theatre for development initiatives.

In an Interview with Radio Dialogue ,the director for Victory Siyanqoba Trust, Desire Moyo noted that the programme will be an open forum theatre platform aimed at empowering residents with a basic understanding of the constitution.

“Holla section 7 is a project that we are working on here in Bulawayo with the aim of encouraging awareness of the constitution. We want people to come and learn about the constitution and its contents.

“We have realised that while there are people in the rural areas who are not aware of the new constitution, our neighbours here in Bulawayo are still not aware of the new constitution,” he said.

The production, a 25  minute theatrical piece will focus on the preamble and Chapter 4:2 of the fundamental Human Rights.

Another group Khaya Arts Productions is also expected to present a traditional Isicathamiya dance to celebrate the 16 official languages at the same event.

“We are targeting communities and we are using artists as we realised that they are popular figures in society and we would also want artists to play an initiative role in educating people on the constitution.

“Drama brings people in the community together. It will bring the maid, the mother, the children and the men together,” said Moyo.

“This is not the first time we are doing this kind of work. We did this for the  Eziko Theatre Lab where we did 10 shows in Gwanda. We are also planning to have this event every 3rd Thursday of every month,” Moyo added.

Moyo also encouraged partners and individuals to supports the initiative as it is a pro-community.

“ The initiative would appreciate partners and well-wishers for support in cash and kind to empower the platform. We have some artists who will be coming as far as Makokoba or Pumula and we might need some assistance in terms of transport,” he appealed.

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