– TOKOLOGO THE MUSICAL GARMENT -
Tokologo - the musical garment is a play that confronts the reality we are faced with as a country, which is the kidnapping and killing of children in South Africa through storytelling. This is achieved in a theatre approach that is entertaining, fun for kids.
The musicality of this cutting-edge narrative is one that will not only leave kids off their seats amused, tapping, singing, and dancing along but adults entertained too. This piece further educates on how a child can prevent or find help, should they find themselves in such a compromising situation, further encouraging kids to believe in themselves, and that they can be whatever they want and achieve anything they desire, beyond their will.
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Ms Simone provided financial assistance to Parks and Read, A Literacy project by Ms Khutso Swafo wherewith, she focuses on teaching young learners to read on Saturdays in local parks in the Soshanguve township.
Ms Swafo organized a trip to go see TOKOLOGO - THE MUSICAL GARMENT at the South African State Theatre for the children who are regulars at Parks and Read, providing them with experiences beyond the township.
Ms Simone funded the transport for the children to go and view TOKOLOGO at the South African State Theatre.
ABOUT PARKS AND READ
Parks and Read is an organization founded by a young black woman by the name of Khutso Swafo. Parks and Read aims to promote reading, listening, writing, and speaking in the eleven official languages of South Africa.
With the mandate of creating a culture of love for reading amongst township kids, Parks and Read visits different parks in Soshanguve every Saturday from 11:00 am - 13:00 pm. Furthermore Parks and Read in their aims to promote inclusivity takes the children on excursions to visit places of educational importance such as museums, theatres, and animal parks.
THE EVENT WAS SHOWCASED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN STATE THEATRE AND THE OUTING TO THE THEATRE WAS ORGANISED BY PARKS AND READ.