CHIPABO hosts first annual children arts festival

The Children Association of Performing Arts Botswana (CHIPABO) held the first ever Children Arts Festival in Botswana from August 28-30 in Gaborone.

The official opening was held at Mantlwaneng Theatre at Westwood International School from 1930-2200hrs. The night started on a high note as the children were in high spirits. Children of Arts’ organisations from neighbouring countries such as Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia participated in the festival. CHIPABO is a non-governmental organisation, which specialises in arts education and development for children and the youth.

Children Association of Performing Arts Zimbabwe (CHIPAWO) manager, Chipo Basopo told the audience that as an organisation  they are happy to be in Botswana for the first time to experience the unity of the arts industry in the SADC region. She said they would keep supporting this festival as it showcases talent and empowers the children. CHIPABO children took the stage in the opening act. The cultural dances and story telling by the children between ages of 5- 15 years showed creativity and talent.

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