Saturday 30 April 2022

ARROWSA presented at the Webinar: Arts, youth conscientization

 and environmental issues at COP 26: Reflections on Phone call to

 the world on 28 April 2022

The webinar was part of the Centre for Civil Society - Special Webinar Series that took place

between March and May 2022. The series is titled Reflections on COP26 and remains online

for 2022.

ARROWSA Speakers were: Mary Elizabeth Lange and Luthando Ngema and ARROWSA invited

South Roots Int.  Noluthando Shandu and Rachelle Ngalula Mukendi  to present with them. Bheki

Dlamini of ARROWSA assisted in the devising of the presentation. 

The topic of the webinar was:

ARROWSA, a registered voluntary non-profit organization based in Durban South Africa, led South Africa’s participation in an international project titled Phone Call to the World. This collaborative project with youth utilized the arts to address environmental issues. It was led by Scottish Youth Theatre, funded by the British Council and culminated in a COP26 exhibition in Glasgow of outputs from the hubs in Scotland, England, Palestine, India and South Africa. Representatives of ARROWSA and their national partner South Roots Int. in the Cape Flats will in this presentation share how ARROWSA came to be involved in a COP26 project, who the participants from Durban and Cape Flats were, what methodology was used in the project, what the project outputs were and which of these were included in the COP26 exhibition. The challenges, success and impact of the project on the participants and the organization will also be explored in the presentation.  


Wednesday 27 April 2022

 Freedom Day 2022

The work is not for yourself - 

kill that spirit of self and 

do not live above your people 

but live with them. 

If you can rise bring someone with you. 

Charlotte Maxeke

May these words resonate with you ARROWSA Family. 

May our freedom grow, for socio-economic and cultural upliftment. 

Regards Luthando (ARROWSA Chairperson)

Monday 4 April 2022

Launching officially our  international co-creation project 'Despite that...' 

ARROWSA Durban team for Despite That... (from left to right): Nicole Pillay, Monique Mukendi, Nkanyezi Vilakazi, Sindi Mkhize, Jabu Nxumalo, Sanele Madlolo and Sfiso Langa, The team is led by Bheki Dlamini

ARROWSA is pleased to lead this project which is a collaboration with Beyond Face in the UK and South Roots Int. in Cape Town, South Africa. The project is supported by the British Council.

vlog days 3 and 4

ARROWSA Bechet learners continue on Day 3 and 4 of the Arts and Mental Calmness project to explore social issues through the arts that culminated in a community performance. The perfomance was made up of rehearsals of aspects of the the craft, singing, dancing and drama workshops led by ARROWSA and Department of Performing Arts, UKZN and South Roots Int. artists. Supported by Bechet High and funded by National Arts Council.

Friday 1 April 2022

ARROWSA NAC Arts and Mental Calmness vlog day 2

Day 2 of ARROWSA NAC Arts and Mental Calmness. A wonderful time of  creating art for social change. Thanks to artists from ARROWSA, South Roots Int. and the Department of Performing Arts, UKZN. Bechet High for the venue and funding from National Arts Council South Africa. Filmed and edited by Vincent Salanji of ARROWSA and Vinnies Vision.