By Joseph Loga, Contributor:
Ubuntu Africa and Mangochi Performing Arts Theatre have embarked on an initiative which is aiming at using social media to campaign against early marriage and early pregnancy in Mangochi District.
The two acts are concerned with early marriages in the district during this time hence would want to use their artistry to bring awareness about the issue.
Through their art, the two groups want to create openness to thoughts and ideas that develops culture and life by being the promoter of the significance transformation art.
For Mangochi Performing Arts Theatre, this platform is also set to be the first icon of art celebration through theatre and at the same time give opportunities to more up and coming actors to showcase their talents.
Ubuntu Africa Director Kondwani Chavula, said from their assessment they conducted it has revealed that there were many talented actors, who were in need of platforms.
Chavula said they were creating a family lab dedicated to art with a purpose, “as we connect artists with professionals, art collectors, and other artists”.
“Ubuntu is committed to provide artistic clubs with a contemporary lifestyle and true African appreciation type of arts,” he said.
He said the country needs to do more to create a conducive environment for theatre and creative industry as a whole.
With the view of expanding their coverage, Ubuntu Africa said it plans to work with other interested parties such as Mangochi Performing Arts Theatre and other youth led non-governmental organisations in the district.
Mangochi Performing Arts Theatre member Amina Alidi said the initiative will draw up and coming actors in the district together to create a safe and inspirational community.
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