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Projects in Africa

Destino Dance Company – Ethiopia

Destino Dance Company, 2014-2015

In the early 2000s, IPAT supported a community dance company based in Ethiopia named Adugna. Through IPAT’s grants, sixteen young dancers were able to¬†practice and perform their art, while being able to support their families. This enabled Adugna to establish itself and demonstrate what could be achieved by the arts in terms of community and […]

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Grassroots Theatre Company – Zimbabwe

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Grassroots Theatre Company was established in 1990, and works with the most marginalised people of our society, both in Zimbabwe and the UK. The program enables the adults of the villages to work with the children and listen to their needs through song, poetry, dance and storytelling.

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Anno’s Africa ballet school – Kenya

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Mike Wamaya has been running a ballet schools in some of the toughest parts of Nairobi for the past few years. His classes enable some of the world’s most disadvantaged children to enjoy some free time and have fun.

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Pa Bobo Jaborteh – Gambia

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Pa Bobo Jobarteh teaches children in the Gambia the ancient and traditional instrument of the kora. Constructed using 21 fishing lines, it takes hours of study and practice – and expertise passed on by the music master. Pa Bobo is very active in the local community, bringing music into the lives of local and also […]

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