Visions & Voices, Rights & Realities - Children in South Africa
On loan from the Children’s Rights Centre in Durban, this exhibition highlights the abuse of children’s rights in South Africa. Children from around the country learned to use cameras to take photographs of their life situations, showing what is real to them. The ‘voices’ of these children remind us of the realities and represent the situation of many of the youth in our country.
Frank Joubert Art Centre and the Ibhabhathane Project
An ancillary programme will run in parallel with the main exhibition. This includes a display of local artworks as well as facilitated school visits in partnership with the Frank Joubert Art Centre and the Ibhabhathane Project. This project provides opportunities for learners and teachers from historically disadvantaged areas to study visual art and design at The Frank Joubert Art Centre. The works reflect their understanding of the rights of youth and children in South Africa
Hlanganani Children Care Network
The Hlaganani Children Care Network, which includes Cape Town Child Welfare, The Parent Centre, The Secretariat of the African Decade for Persons with Disabilities and Age in Action, is an organisation working with orphaned and vulnerable children. The Hlanganani Children Care Network was tasked with creating a child-friendly version of the new Children’s Act no 38/2005. Published by Cambridge University Press, edited by Emma Atwell and illustrated by the Ibhabhathane Project at The Frank Joubert Art Centre, “My Children’s Act Book”, is aimed at helping children claim their rights and in so doing, protect them from abuse, exploitation and any other forms of victimisation.
Iziko Museums of Cape Town- Edunsemble Art Project
Iziko Museums of Cape Town, African Museums of Excellence, empower and inspire all to celebrate, respect and become aware of our diverse heritage. The Edunsemble project, conceived in partnership with the Voyage Ensemble Artists of the Scalabrini Centre, aims to promote awareness and effect change around issues of human rights abuses with both learners and educators. The artworks on display were created by 30 learners, aged 10- 17, from various Cape Town schools, including learners with disabilities, refugee children and children affected by HIV/Aids.
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