Traditional Dance – Drama Project

The traditional Dance-Drama Project consists in engaging youth to perform traditional dance and drama as a group. The cultural group seeks to do this by providing youth with training and a place in which to dance and drum together as a cohesive group.  AYPAD seeks to support this program and the youth within it by performing in a variety of spaces including cultural festivals, sensitization projects, conferences, and tourist venues. Through these performances, AYPAD hopes to create a fund to ensure that all members of the troupe are able to attend school and have their basic housing and food needs met. Presently the organization offers cultural dance or drumming training for interested individuals or groups; if any organization need a cultural group to perform, they can also contact us.

Final Goal

$10,000

Fund Raised

$1300

13%

Goals

1. To develop independent performance groups that can generate their own income.
2. To train and engage young people in cultural activities.
3. To develop the cultural self-esteem of the communities we work with.
4. To engage more women and young people in cultural preservation and generation.

The Challenge

    A lack of tools, equipment, and modern training facilities serve as serious hurdles to institutionalized cultural development in Africa. People are often deprived of the opportunities to actively preserve and reconstruct their cultures. Where there are spaces for cultural activities, women are often sidelined.

The Solution

The Traditional Dance-Drama Project consists of engaging youth in group performances of traditional dance and drama. AYPAD provides youth with training and practice spaces. We aim to support participants as they perform in a variety of spaces, including cultural festivals, sensitization projects, and conferences. Through these performances, AYPAD hopes to create a fund to ensure that all members of the troupe can attend school and have their basic housing and food needs met. The organization currently offers cultural dance and drumming training for interested individuals and groups. Organizations seeking cultural groups to perform are also encouraged to contact us contact us.