Cultural exchange programme kicks off

THE Dream Chasers Cultural Exchange Programme organised by Chipawo Trust kicked off last Friday and will run until Sunday in a development that will see eight children from B and U Svendborg Theatre Group from Denmark and Zimbabwean children coming together and engaging in a cultural exchange initiative.

BY ALOIS VINGA

Chipawo Zimbabwe manager Chipo Basopo told NewsDay that the Danish students would be exposed to Zimbabwean culture.

“Children from Denmark will be visiting areas of historical significance and heritage sites found in Harare, Bulawayo and Victoria Falls,” she said.

There will also be performances at Long Cheng Plaza and Mbare in Harare as well as in Bulawayo and Victoria Falls.

The exchange programme was bankrolled by the Culture Fund in partnership with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Chipawo will present a play titled Living Dream and Denmark will present Everybody Has a Dream and What’s Your Dream?

Basopo said the exchange programme came about when children from Chipawo attended the 14th World Festival of Children’s Theatre in Lingen, Germany.

Children in the exchange programme include those from Harare Junior Theatre, Girl Power and SOS Waterfalls, she said.

“We also have our own Zimbabwean celebrities Alexio Kawara, Gary Tight and BaShupi involved in the exchange programme,” she added.

Established in 1989, Chipawo is an Arts Education for Development and Employment Trust, which works with children and young people in child development.

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