Madi Majwana Season 5 kicks off with a 12 day tour around Botswana, which starts with an activation on the 22nd July 2019 at Maitisong, Maru-a-Pula School. Departure date is the Tuesday 23rd July 2019 and return date is the Wednesday 3rd August 2019. The Madi Majwana stage play will be presented inside and outside Barclays Branches, Malls and various communities all over the country.
Madi Majwana is a financial literacy project produced by Maitisong in partnership with Barclays. Our goal is to evoke dialogue and educate people about money matters, using creativity and story-telling.
Six years ago the Company at Maitisong conceptualized and began a Financial Literacy project for the Youth and Adults, in response to the many money related problems that Batswana had been facing, during a difficultly financial climate. The project used Applied Drama in its various forms to creatively interrogate issues facing Batswana around money.
Through this Dramatic method of interrogating issues, the project was able to unearth a deeper understanding of the problem. Thus evoking dialogue and awareness around the issues, in order to ultimately find and identify tangible solutions. Initially the project began by just using theatre. However, the project has grown to include Radio Drama, Public Debates, a Documentary and a Financial Literacy Festival.
Barclays Bank of Botswana has funded Madi Majwana for close to P5 Million to date. Over 300 local artists have been employed through Madi Majwana, which reaches over 400 000 Batswana through Radio, Stage Tour, Workshops and Social media every year. Madi Majwana has over 4000 direct engagements with participants in various communities across the country, raising awareness and giving education around Financial Literacy. Last year the tour covered over 8000kms across Botswana and visited 19 villages and towns, with over 30 performance interventions using the Madi Majwana Stage Play.
MADI MAJWANA TOUR LOCATIONS
The tour will be taking place in the following places:
Hukuntsi, Kang, Ghanzi, Gumare, Shakawe, Maun, Kasane, Nata, Francistown, Bobonong, Selebi Phikwe, Palapye and Mahalapye.