Chiedza Child Care ZIMBABWE

Chiedza Child Care ZIMBABWE

The dance which brings solace.

The leader of the group is Olina Mashinge.

Within a few years, Zimbabwe, the country known as the "breadbasket of Africa," ​​was transformed into one of the poorest parts of the Global South. The Chiedza children – though often seriously experienced by the hand of fate - can actively spend their free time, eat a hot meal, to acquire knowledge and skills that will make them into adulthood and become "self-sufficient." "Self-sufficiency 'is a most desirable feature in a country engulfed by 95% unemployment. The dance group has more than 20 people who found passion in the performing and upkeep of disappearing cultural values​. Appearances before a large audience not only raises the children’s, self-esteem, but also shows a love of the rhythm of the Zimbabwean people and traditions of ritual dance. The leader of the group is Olina Mashing, who, after last year's experience in Brave Kids, admitted that children have begun to see the world completely differently: now it does not end at the borders of Zimbabwe. Her protégés realize that one’s origins and lower social status cannot be an excuse for restricting growth. Everyone has got big dreams – and they should be nurtured, because they can come true.

fot. Joanna Stoga