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Performing Wonders in South Africa

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According to teacher Faith Bikitsha, most of the children who attend Usasazo Secondary School in Khayelitsha, on the outskirts of Cape Town, come to school hungry.

There is no money in the households they go home to, so some children abandon school and resort to crime, drugs and prostitution. But Bikitsha is offering her students another solution: performance.

In the long hours after school ends at 2pm, an initially wary bunch of South African adolescents are discovering that they can impress their peers with dance, and that drama enables them to say what they think about the country they're growing up in.

In this programme, students from Usasazo rehearse their latest powerful play about their lives, and dance up a storm at a show organised by Global Rock Challenge.

Read a review of this video on the Teacher Training Resource Bank site.

Part of the series: Inspirations

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