After months of taking part in various activities of artistic creativity, Childrens Performing Arts Workshop (Chipawo) will give children an opportunity to showcase what they have been doing throughout the year to guests, families and friends at their annual end-of-year concerts set for July 21 and 28.
Children from all Chipawo centres in and around Harare including Chitungwiza, Norton, Bindura and Domboshava will be rewarded for their efforts.
This Saturday we will be in Bindura where children from Pathway, Waterland and Little Angels Chipawo centres from Chitungwiza, are going to be part of the concert, together with the other centres from Bindura, said Chipawo Zimbabwe manager Chipo Basopo.
The centres from Bindura include the SOS Childrens Village, SOS Social Centre, SOS Kindergarten, The Salvation Army, SOS Social Centre music band and the Maizelands.
Awards will go to the Chipawo child of the year, centre of the year and Layiti centre of the year. Layiti and certificates will be awarded to all the children who have been in Chipawo for a year and more, said Basopo.
She said the Harare concert that would take place at Mt Pleasant High School, would see all Chipawo centres present including Mufakose High 1, Roosevelt Girls High, St Michaels in Mbare, Tynwald Centre, Malborough, Zengeza 4 and Farai in Chitungwiza, among others.
Basopo added that the event was meant to recognise children who had managed to complete the Chipawo syllabus and also acknowledge those with outstanding performances.
Chipawo, as an organisation that has been working with children and young people for over 23 years, having been involved in many international festivals and exchanges, has learnt from its own experience what children and young people can perform well in this regard, she said.
Basopo said members of the public were free to come and witness the involvement of children in the arts during the concerts and the awarding ceremonies.