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September 14, 2018

AFTER SCHOOL GAME CHANGER COMMUNITY SHOWCASES

Hanli Mitchells & Dancia Samsan from Grabouw at the Showcase at Desmond Mpilo Tutu Secondary

September is here and so are the After School Game Changer Community Showcases! Our first community showcases took place on Saturday 8 September, in Saldanha, Robertson, Paarl and Oude Molen Eco Village. These four showcases were well-attended by learners and their families, and it was a chance for the coaches and learners to be seen and celebrated by their communities. Themes of productions ranged from the value of after- school programmes, to domestic abuse and perlemoen smuggling! There were also some wonderful performances from our 2017 coaches who were delighted to have another opportunity for their learners to showcase their work.

Performance by Mandisa Qwesha’s group from Hout Bay at Oude Molen Showcase

This is an open invitation to all those who are interested in what young people are getting up to in their afterschool programme! We would love to see you there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Showcase Schedule

Wednesday, 12 September (George Arts Museum, George) at 14:00
Saturday, 15 September (Forest Village Leadership Academy, Eerste River) at 09:00
Saturday, 15 September (Manyano High School, Khayelitsha) at 10:00

Friday, 21 September (Sophakama Primary School, Dunoon) at 13:00
Saturday, 22 September (Lindeshof Farm, Koue Bokkeveld) at 10:00
Saturday, 22 September (Recreational Hall, Beaufort West) at 17:00

Showcase in Paarl

Nofanavele Sifumba and her team at Desmond Mpilo Tutu Secondary School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The showcases are adjudicated by ASSITEJ SA staff (Yvette Hardie, Jaqueline Dommisse, Faye Kabali-Kagwa and Jeanette Isaacman) and the wonderful team of facilitators who have been working with the coaches: Penelope Youngleson, Roshina Ratnam, Stuart Palmer, Vincent Meyburgh, Mbovu Malinga, Jenni-Lee Crewe, Nontsikelelo Mabaso and Anél Hamersma.

Contact Faye on theatre4youthwc@assitej.org.za for more information.

The After School Game Changer Programme is an initiative of the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sports. To find out more, go to https://www.westerncape.gov.za/after-school-game-changer/

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