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The ‘Our Story, Your Story’ Project

Clowns Without Borders South Africa (CWBSA), an artist-led humanitarian organisation, arrived in George (South Africa) in early May 2017 to facilitate the final component of their 'Our Story, Your Story' (OSYS) project in local Primary...

A Platform for “Local Talent and Local Stories”

Having received training from the Clowns Without Borders South Africa team, four young facilitators from The Seven Passes Initiative visited nine local schools, in the final part of the ‘Our Story, Your Story’ project. Having...

Reflecting on ‘Our Story, Your Story’

On the benefits of storytelling… “you learn more about yourself.” Young Facilitator “storytelling is great, it gives you more confidence you believe in yourself.” Young Facilitator “people started opening and being vulnerable and just showing us...

Sharing Stories in SEN Contexts

Carpe Diem School provides for “Physical-, learning- and intellectually impaired learners between the ages of 6 and 18 years, that cannot be accommodated in mainstream education.” Based in George (South Africa), and serving young...

Storytelling – The Teachers’ Testimony

As part of the ‘Our Story, Your Story’ project, 100 local educators were trained in how to integrate storytelling into their teaching practice. These workshops were an experiential knowledge-sharing and team building opportunity which...

Telling Stories in Class

The 'Our Story, Your Story' project visited nine schools in and around George (South Africa) at the start of May 2017, delivering interactive sessions to young learners and their educators. The photographs below show the workshops in...
iThemba Labantu Cultural Hub

A Day at the iThemba Labantu Cultural Hub

On Sunday 21st May, I attended the Focus Day on Theatre for Healing at the iThemba Labantu Cultural Hub. The following is a video diary of my reactions to the various seminars and performances I attended,...
Cradle of Creativity Focus Day, held in the township of Vrygrond, was on the theme of Theatre for Social Change

Perceptions of Home in Vrygrond

“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear”...