Study Visits in East Africa

Study visits for trainers and workshop groups are organized to get in touch with other creative facilities and artistic schools in the region to form strategies of networking in the regions.

FOURTH STUDY VISIT at KCC
Kigamboni Community Centre (KCC)
Dec. 14.-19, 2015
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Today 20 children of the Fit for Life project went for a one week study visit at Kigamboni Community Centre (KCC). The children will participate in acrobatics, juggling and trapeze workshops together with the children of KCC. The Fit for Life children will also benefit from the visit by learning dance and drama by the KCC children.Community Centre it addresses to people of the area of Kigamboni especially to children and youth to eliminate poverty through community-led social and economic development.

THIRD STUDY VISIT
Blantyre Arts Festival, Malawi
Sept 30 – Oct 5, 2015

The Fit for Life group started the 1773 km trip to Blantyre by bus on 30 September morning with 17 participants. In the morning of 02 Oct they reached Blantyre City. The audience was thrilled by 50 minutes afternoon show of acrobatics, juggling, trapeze and Samba Reggae performed by the children of Fit for Life on the second day of the Blantyre Arts Festival (BAF). The following day workshops with other children of the festival in the circus arts and Samba Reggae took place.  A sound and media workshop was also conducted. The trainers and children from Tanzania enjoyed also to explore the Kampala City.

SECOND STUDY VISIT
Butterfly Youth Foundation, Kampala, Uganda
Dec 11 – 17, 2014

The second study visit for eight local trainers and six children of the Babawatoto Centre was organized to build capacity of the Fit for Life team and to reach out to an East African network of organizations which work with youth and children.
The aims of such study visits are to provide participants with a firsthand experience. By experiencing the activities of the Butterfly Youth Foundation and joining in by sharing their capacity of doing acrobatics.
Trainers had the possibility to exchange their methodology with the trainers of the Butterfly Youth Foundation team and shared practical ideas. Local trainers discussed topics including techniques, genres of acrobatic arts and how to guide and manage the children.
A performance at the Uganda National Theatre during the night of the Jam Session was the crown of the study visit. Also an open air performance took place at the Kosovo slums in the Karunguja area in Kampala.

FIRST STUDY VISIT
TaSUBa – Bagamoyo Arts College
Sept 19 – 25, 2014

Four study visits for trainers and workshop groups are organised to get in touch with other creative facilities and artistic schools in the region.The aim of such study visits are to provide participants with a firsthand experience. By watching the shows of other groups, participants can reflect about their own repertoire.
Trainers receive the possibility to exchange their methodology with other organisations and share practical ideas. Peer education as an active exchange about technique, genres and abilities leads to common training sessions. Work-in-progress results are to be shown in local presentations.