MTN Bushfire High Schools Festival 2015: Open For Applications

The 6th Annual MTN Bushfire Schools Festival, which was officially launched last week, is now open for applications from high schools across Swaziland. 


The festival, supported by the MTN Foundation was established in 2010 with the aim of tackling the lack of a formal Arts Curriculum taught in public schools.


The annual festival exposes students and teachers alike to the many “languages of the arts” and creates a unique platform for creative expression. Over the last six years the festival has hosted over 2000 students, 300 teachers and 150 arts facilitators, who particpate in a three-day programme of workshops and activities designed to interact, educate and inform young people.

The Open Day held on the third day of the programme, will include performances by the 2014 winners of the schools culture competition in sibhaca, ummiso and drum majorettes, Interactive arts workshops Educational sessions by Lusweti on social behaviour change, and performances by the Safeguard Young People Project in partnership with the UNFPA and a capella group Sweet Honey in the Rock proudly supported by the US Embassy. 

School’s interested in taking part in the MTN Bushfire Schools Festival 2015 Open Day can download an application form from the MTN Bushfire Schools Festival web page, the MTN Educare website or by contacting the MTN Bushfire Schools Festival Coordinator Maswati Dludlu by email at schools@bush-fire.com or by telephone on 7670 5343. 

Applications must be received before the deadline on May 8th and successful applicants will be contacted by May 13th 2015.


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