Special schools arts festival a success

St Giles Special School in Milton Park hosted the first ever Special Schools Arts Festival on Friday ahead of this year’s International Day of the African Child, which focuses on children with disabilities.

Soulbon Band formed by former St Giles Students.
Soulbon Band formed by former St Giles Students.

The organizer and performance poet, Ticha Muzavazi, told The Zimbabwean that the event was successful and would become an annual event, celebrating the creative achievements of children with disabilities.

“This was a successful event and it is going to be an annual event where our children with disabilities from around the country will be celebrating some of their achievements through arts by showcasing skills and abilities in music, poetry, traditional dance, drawing, crafts and other art forms on the day,” said Muzavazi.

Participants included Mrewa High School Resource Unit for the Blind, Stitches Mbira Band, Jairos Jiri schools from Harare and Kadoma, ZIMCARE Trust School, Bulawayo-based Prudence Mabena’s Liana Band, Munyaradzi Munodawafa, former St. Giles pupils Soulbon Band and Victor Kunonga.

Trust Mutekwa, a specialist teacher at the school, said the festival aimed to showcase the talents of children with disabilities and promote their recognition in the society.

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