8 years of cultural youth exchange

The Kigamboni Community Centre (KCC) and the KinderKulturKarawane

For more than 20 years, the KinderKulturKarawane has invited children’s and youth cultural groups from the Global South to Germany. The groups present their artistic productions from the fields of dance, theater, music, and circus in schools, youth, and cultural centers and at festivals and give workshops. In their performances, the young artists address personal experiences and problems that affect their everyday lives.

The Kigamboni Community Centre (KCC) from Tanzania has been a partner of the Children’s Cultural Caravan since 2012. With the help of dance, acrobatics, and music new perspectives are taught to young people. Through artistic work, they experience affirmation and gain self-confidence to shape their own future.

“A solitary, supportive, and creative world without poverty”- With this vision in mind Festo, Rashid, Nassoro, and George founded the community center in Kigamboni, a district of Dar el Salaam, in 2007. Today, KCC is an important contact point for children and young people. The professional team of the acrobatic group of the KCC is regularly booked for events and performances and thus also forms a professional perspective. Since 2009, there is a group of traditional and contemporary dance, which rehearses choreographies to various pieces of music. The participants write their own pieces for their theater-acrobatics program and perform them in the district. Social problems are addressed, which above all make children’s rights visible and plead for a right to participation and education. With the goal of fighting poverty through social, cultural, and economic participation, KCC also provides free schooling and cultural education programs. The diverse talents of children and young people from the region are promoted in order to increase their chances of leading independent lives.

Working together in this partnership: