2008 YOUNG @ ART African child day

Dance, theatre, music, singing, video performance

by THT – Tanzanian House of Talents Founder & artistic director: Ruge Mutahaba Project manager: Rebecca Young Workshop and choreogrphy: THT – Vanessa Tamburi – Aloyce Makonde Video: HK Costumes:THT Live music + singers:THT 

Background  Tanzania House of Talent (THT) is a registered non-profit organisation that uses music, arts and drama to assist vulnerable children and youth living in Dar es Salaam. Established in 2006, THT assists marginalised youth by giving them a safe, supportive space to exercise their talents in performing and visual arts.

Purpose Tanzania House of Talent’s ultimate purpose is to contribute towards improving the lives of young people by offering them welfare support and vocational training that improves their chances of obtaining future employment. THT is the only centre in Tanzania that invests in the lives of young people through performing arts, regardless of their financial and educational background. The centre has directly supported 65 children to date, through income-generating activities, welfare support and a daily meal prepared at the centre and our intention is to expand.

Objective  THT strives to develop individuals both mentally and physically so that they are able to use their talents and contribute positively in wider society. THT now wants to strengthen its welfare service provision internally as well as develop community outreach work.