The WaterProof Project 'Dance4WASH' kicks- off in Zambia

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Plugging in a presentation made by Belinda Abrahams at the Annual SuSanA meeting, Please see the recording ¬†of the hybrid part of the meeting¬†ÔĽŅfrom¬†00:17:02¬†onwards for approximately 12 minutes.¬†¬†

Belinda, could you please let us know the messages being delivered through the project? I am particularly interested in knowing if they focus on individual or community action.



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Dear Chaiwe:

I am very excited about this initiative, dance is a powerfull art to express what we want to share. I would like to share experiences from Bolivia, in which dance was also used on water issues. A first experience of a professional contemporary dance group (Atempo Danza, link to the page here ) who, motivated by the "Water War" in Cochabamba Bolivia, created a choreography that was presented in various dance events but also in WASH, including the World Water Forum in Mexico in 2006.  



On the other hand, a work experience with young people from schools has been taking place since 2009, promoted by the Lanzarte project, supported by Solidar Suiza/AOS. Danzur is a group of young people from schools in the southern zone of Cochabamba Bolivia (a low-income area with poor access to water), dedicated to Art and social transformation through Dance, creating works from their own experiences. We are interested in sharing one of their works that was dedicated to the problems of access to water in their neighborhoods, where they have to buy water from cisterns, line up to recieve water, travel distances to bring water to their homes, and endless problems that were expressed in the choreography they put together: ‚ÄúMy neighborhood‚Ķ. my Water‚ÄĚ (2015). The play was performed in many schools and other scenarios. We share it in the following link .



If you have any record of your experience in Zambia we would very much like you to share it, so we can show it to the young people of the Danzur group who would be very happy to see it.

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The WaterProof Project 'Dance4WASH' kicks- off in Zambia

WATERPROOF PROJECTūüí߬†'Dance4WASH Zambia' KICK-OFF

The Waterproof project - Dance4WASH has kicked off in Zambia and is also being implemented in other sub-saharan countries including Malawi, Uganda, South Africa among others.

The project which received support from  Viva con Agua  is set to be implemented in five selected schools across Lusaka by the  Lusaka Water Security Initiative  and Partners. The WaterProof Project aims to improve access to WASH information through dance, with the main focus being hand washing.

The project has received support from stakeholders including the Ministry of Education in Zambia and the Lusaka District Health Office. Massive support from LuWSI Partners has been received as well. Some of the supporting LuWSI Partners on the project are  CaDev_Capacity Development , Lusaka City Council,  GIZ Zambia ,  WaterAid  Zambia and the Centre for Water, Sanitation and Rehabilitation ( WASARec ).

The activation campaigns will take place between the 5th to the 23rd of June, 2023.

Follow Dance4WASH Zambia on Facebook here:  https://lnkd.in/d_3TwtQ9  and Dance4WASHZambia on Tic tok to watch some cool dance moves and join the challenge.
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