After School Game Changer Programme

We catch up with four participants on the Artist-Facilitators training programme.

I met up with Mandisa Qwosha, from Amoyo Performing Arts Foundation, along with Marius Mama, Errienne Matwan and Harrington Tiny Ngaleka, from the South African Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). These four incredibly inspiring people are dedicated to helping their communities and are all attending the Cradle of Creativity to participate in the After School Game Changer training – a programme specifically designed for local Artist-Facilitators.

These facilitators make use of Theatre, Dance and Sport in their work, offering Young Participants an opportunity to play and to dream.

In the following audio interview (20 minutes), they not only shared what they are doing within their organisations, but also how thankful they are for the After School Game Changer programme and their reflections on two performances from the CradleGretel and Hansel and Making Mandela.

“We are getting old but what we are implanting to the Children, it will grow” – Tiny

Myrto Papoulia (Facilitator & Documenter)
Myrto has experience of working both as a Primary School Teacher and as a Theatre Artist. Bringing these two interests together, she now works as an Applied Theatre Practitioner within Drama Education contexts. As a founding member of theatre group, PAZL, she designs and facilitates process drama projects for children and young people. A member of the Hellenic Theatre/Drama and Education Network, she has worked on several Applied Theatre projects, including performance making projects with community groups and projects with Roma children in Educational settings.