The schools program is targeted at more than 80 schools (both primary and high schools) in and around Bulawayo. Teachers and students are expected to actively participate in festival activities that include performances, workshops, debates, lectures, and as audiences.
Several workshops are lined up for teachers and students during Intwasa with visiting artistes expected to facilitate some of the workshops. The workshops include theatre games, storytelling, acting, dancing, drumming and directing.
The Contemporary Affairs Foundation, in partnership with Intwasa will run a debate competition whose finals shall be held during the festival week.
The Power in the Voice poetry competition is back. This is a performance poetry competition for high school students.
Short Story Competition
An open themed writing competition open to high school students with two winning stories walking away with $200 each. Writers can submit stories in English or Isindebele.
High Schools Drama Competition
The competition is open to all schools and encourages creativity, diversity, and free expression. Only stories focusing on young people and children are eligible for this competition.
These high quality performances will be hosted by Intwasa and are target for schools audiences:
The Lion and the Jewel. This timeless classic was written by Africa’s legendary playwright Wole Soyinka. A highly entertaining piece that is now an O’level setbook.
A doll’s house is a story about love, friendship, marriage, loyalty, betrayal and blackmail, and centres around Nora’s odyssey of self-discovery. Henrik Ibsen’s famous play is now an A’level setbook.
The Most Wonderful of Things . This is an adaptation of Ibsen’s A doll’s house. This Zimbabwean version of Ibsen’s by veteran playwright and Chipawo founder Stephen J. Chifunyise is performed by CHIPAWO’s New Horizon Theatre
Kolobeja – Stories from different childhoods. A presentation of folk stories from both Zimbabwe and Czech Republic performed by Nhimbe SPAA and supported by the Czech Republic.
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