Sunday, August 14, 2011

lua lemba festival

The Indigo foundation is a small independent Australian community development organisation that provides support to a range of education and health initiatives in our region, via the Lua Lemba Organisation.  Indigo’s support has contributed to the establishment of two senior high schools, the provision of education bursaries,  mother and child health workshops, and the introduction of permaculture techniques to local farming villages. Last year they launched a small cultural festival with the view to an annual event.  I caught up with the team preparing for this year's Healthy Living Festival.

A professional puppeteer and festival coordinator from Australia is on hand to teach the kids how to make paper lanterns with bamboo frames, and choreograph a delightful shadow play based on a favourite children's song. It is complete with paper surfer's, pigs and a chaotic city scene.

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