The Child I Curry

This three-phase project (2003 – 2006) involved young people and practitioners from Botswana, Lesotho, London, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa.

Phase 1 was hosted by Project Phakama Lesotho and involved 70 young people and 12 facilitators.

In Phase 2, each country established local initiatives designed to develop Phakama projects throughout the community.

Phase 3, hosted by Project Phakama Botswana, brought all the groups back together to deliver a performance of The Child I Curry at the Gaborone International Festival.

400 young people took part in this attempt to work out ‘what makes a young person and what a young person can make’. This creative, critical exploration of social justice, good governance and human rights allowed participants to make discoveries about their histories, and gave them the confidence to act positively within their own communities.