Activities are implemented to create and secure a stable national, regional and international network. The children’s cultural centre is enabled to attract new exchange partners for its emerging artists and music groups. Regular performances of the centre’s young acrobats, musicians and theatre groups at fairs and festivals in the region as well as at selected touristic events generate further revenues.
The Fit for Life children support with their performances the celebration of the 16 days of activism against gender based violence campaign: “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All”
Visit of Judith Staines for mid-term evaluation,
Oct 13/15, 2015
On the 13 and the 15 October, Judith Stains, a M&E consultant for the EU, visited the Fit for Life Project for an mid-term evaluation. During her visit the consultant spend the first day with Habiba Issa, the Project Manager, and Eleonore Sylla, the Goethe-Institut Director, to share the project’s achievements and challenges. On the second date Judith Stains visited the Babawatoto centre in Mburahati. Among the activities she saw at the center the sewing class impressed her very much. She also talked with the children, local trainers, some parents and the local government officer.
BABAWATOTO ACROBATICS – an ongoing afternoon activy at IST School
from September 2014 ongoing
I started this project because I wanted to combine my interest in acrobatics with my love for working with people. The International School of Tanganyika provided me with the equipment and space to bring in kids from Babawatoto so that they could also use the space to grow as acrobats and also to teach the kids from the international school their skills, share ideas and techniques. The point of this activity is to have these children learn how to work together and get along with others that come from a different background, but share the same interests. Every tuesday a group of acrobats from the Babawatoto center and their teacher come to IST and meet with a group of students and myself. We work on a range of acrobatic moves and then we all come together to work on a performance that we do at the end of every year. From the performance, we raise money in order to help the Babawatoto center buy new equipment so that they can continue improving everyday.
MUSIC MAYDAY “SOUNDS OF TOMORROW”
June 21, 2014
CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL
June 12, 2014
June 2-4, 2014
Mburahati and Bryceson Primary School
May 10, 2014
EU WEEK – EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCES
May 8, 2014
Dar es Salaam
beautiful performance during the Culture in Action – Day, which was organised by the EU Delegation In Dar es Salaam. The show was accompanied by the young Samba-Reggae Band of the centre. Mr.Filiberto Sebregondi, Head of the EU Delegation as well as other EU funded organisations followed the invitation of the EU office. Almost 100 spectators followed the presentation of the young BWC Artists.
April 27, 2014
NAFASI ART SPACE
March 29, 2014
Dar es Salaam
The young Babawatoto artists were again successful with their show during the Open Day of the Nafasi Arts Centre. All artists and trainers enjoyed their participation in the event. Nafasi provided a lot of beautiful activities like drawing and face-painting the children enjoyed a lot.
With the support of the whole FFL – Team, it was a further step in all the networking activities for the Babawatoto Centre and for the Fit for Life project.
January 18, 2014
International School of Tanganyika
LEO’S PROJECT: MONEY FOR CRAFTS COURSES AND 2 SEWING MACHINES FOR FIT FOR LIFE!
Monday afternoon on December 16, 2013 Leo Desmarquest handed over the collected money from the Fit for Life performance at the International School of Tanganyika (IST):
“Today I went to the Babawatoto centre to hand over all the funds I managed to raise for the centre during my personal project Babawatoto acrobatics – Fit for Life!
Airtel kindly donated two sewing machines as well!! Together with the money we raised the sewing school now has enough funds to really take off. A big thanks goes to all the sponsors and especially to Mkude for training all the kids and making it all possible.” – Leo Desmarquest
BABAWATOTO ACROBATICS SHOW AT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF TANGANYIKA
December 10, 2013
Eight students of International School of Tanganyika have been trained by Fit for Life trainers for a perfomance at the International School of Tanganyika as part of Leo’s personal project. They showed their skills before an audience of 300 spectators.
November 30, 2013
On Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 performances of Fit for Life artists were held at the French International School and the HANANASIFU Orphanage Centre (HOCET)
FFL @ IST
November 2, 2013
International School of Tanganyika
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 five trainers from Fit for Life started to train six students of the International School of Tanganyika (IST) in Acrobacy and Juggling. Together they prepare for a performance in December at IST and will meet regularly from now on.
This collaboration was initiated by a student at IST during his internship at the Babawatoto Centre in July 2013 when the first international workshop of the Fit for Life project took place.
22.10 – 7.11. 2013
From October 22 to November 7, 2013 the Fit for Life Project Manager, Habiba Issa, went to Newala in Mtwara where she participated in working with TAMASHA in that region to strengthen the relationship with them.