Youth Related Projects
Typical of a semi-rural town, Malmesbury hasnâ€™t got much to offer to its young people. Because of a lack of resources and the ever-present peer group pressure, youngsters usually indulge in substance abuse and the joining of crime related groupings. The poor and previously disadvantaged community has a definite measure of undiscovered artful talent, which needs to be developed.
TSDF aims to reduce the impact of poverty, crime and HIV/AIDS on young people in Malmesbury and surrounding areas.
To establish a COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE in Malmesbury where social and health issues can be addressed through skills development for young people between 14 and 35 years old.
Through establishing a COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE where we render drama, music and dance classes to young people on a weekly basis, we are succeeding in creating a developmental learning environment. Through these different art forms and formal, focused training interventions in life skills development for the participants, TSDF prepares a confident individual, willing to take responsibility for their own lives and future.
Skills in modern dancing, hip â€“ hop, traditional dancing, and instrumental skills such as playing the keyboards, guitar and drums are invested through training and theory provided by professional musicians.
The skills developed at the COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE will be used to broaden the awareness of young people relating to HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, decision-making, and leadership skills.