SIXTEEN primary schools have registered to participate in the second edition of the Habitat Afrika children dance competition.
The event is slated for September during the annual Intwasa Arts Festival KoBulawayo.
Primary schools will battle it out for various top prizes in the form of cash, trophies and uniform vouchers for individual dancers.
The top school that will excel during the competition will take home a brand new computer printer.
The organiser of the event, Raisedon Baya, said the competition was an effort to develop the talent of students.
“The competition is part of Intwasa’s deliberate programming biased towards children and young people.
The festival realises the need to create platforms for children and young people not only to appreciate the arts, but also to actively participate in the festival itself,” he said.
Baya further added that Intwasa Arts Festival has some of the activities that are targeting young people at this year’s edition and these include, high school drama and live literature projects, among others.
“Some of the activities targeting young people and children at this year’s edition include the Plan high schools drama competition, the Live Literature project, Water is Precious theme, drum majorettes exhibition and a visual arts workshop for young people,” he said.
The competition has been running for the past two years and is sponsored by Habitat Afrika Safaris, a tourism company based in Victoria Falls.