Children in Theatre and Television (CiTT)

Nhimbe Trust’s Children in Theatre & Television programme has been nurturing young thespians, writers and directors since 2007, when it began as ‘Schools Playwrights and Actors Academy’ programme (SPAA), and evolved into the pioneering television production and acting programme ‘Children in Theatre and Television (CiTT) programme in 2017.  Its aim is to impart knowledge and develop skills that those who aspire to work professionally in the field can later use in life.

The programme started with 43 enthusiastic young people between 12 and 17 years of age from local high schools, who were trained in production, acting, camera, directing and editing.  The equipment was supported by Nhimbe Trust’s partner Africalia, Belgium, with additional equipment donated by South Tyneside College UK and Youth Contact Centre in Bulawayo, and implemented in cooperation with local artists and practitioners.