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Star For Life Arts in Primary Schools Hosted an Art Exhibition.

posted 12 Mar 2013, 00:04 by ntobeko dlamini   [ updated 25 Mar 2013, 01:14 ]

The unavailability of basic learning resources such as books and stationery makes learning and teaching to be a very difficult process, particularly in previously disadvantaged schools. This leads to learners being compromised their right to learn, subjects such as Arts and Life skills are usually the most that are withdrawn. Despite this the school is pulling all stop to ensure quality education for the pupils in this community.

Star Jabulani and the learners during the story telling

 sessions at the exhibition.


Phumlani Primary school in partnership with Star For Life-Arts hosted an Arts Exhibition, showcasing both visual arts and performing arts with the help from SFL interns from Borga Skolan in Sweden, Viktorija Piževska, Mathilda Nyström and Sofia Björk.


SFL interns Viktorija Piževska, Mathilda Nyström

 and Sofia Björk with the learners.


The event was attended by approximately 400 people, including sponsors from Sweden, Education Officials, Community leaders, parents, teachers, learners and Star For Life team members.


The Star For Life Arts in Primary Schools Co-ordinator, Mr Dumisani Ngubane was delighted with the support the event received from the sponsors and community. ‘We are very grateful to those who made this event a success, the support that we’re receiving from the sponsors and the community is amazing’. All the work that was exhibited was original, produced by the learners with the help from the interns. The Star For Life Arts in Primary Schools is the pilot project, which is the wing of Star For Life Health and Education.


The Education District Director, Mr Motha was enthralled by the Star For Life intervention in the schools and in community as a whole, ‘I want to appreciate the effort and the interest that Star For Life and sponsors has shown, SFL is targeting exactly the challenges that are facing the school.


The school theatre group kept the audience in tears when they performed their piece called ‘A life of a child’, which is about the life of a child coming from abusive family.


The event raised R13000.00 which will be used to help to further equip the school with much needed resources.