Fe(male) Activation through Creative Empowerment
Female Activation through Creative Empowerment (FACE) is a pilot female empowerment project initiated Hlumelo Theatre. FACE and Hlumelo Theatre have Non-Profit Status.
2005 Ansisters Theme
The FACE project aims to equip women to find and establish their authentic power through a creative journey that has as a point of departure the theme of Ansisters.
The Ansisters theme will find expression in 2005 through a creative constellation event celebrating the women, the mothers, the great mother earth and her daughters, exploring female lineage, be it biological, spiritual, intellectual or cultural. Workshops with predetermined female audiences will take place before, during and after the constellation event, using the unique Hlumelo theatre empowerment teqniques.
Eugenie Grobler, Anni Snyman and Nolene Nel.
Vision and Values
FACE wants to reinstate authentic female power, not only from a gender perspective but also through emphasising the effect of balancing the scales between male and female ways of being.
The FACE project is fundamentally rooted in a female value framework that finds it’s origin in Ubuntu, a traditional African system of values that reflects the qualities that has been named and accepted within the Western mindset as traditionally female.
The FACE concept was born with the idea to create a platform for the convergence of related initiatives and is continuously seeking opportunities for more partners to become involved. To date the following organisations and community groups have partnered to participate in Ansisters:
Boitumelo Sewing Project
A womens arts and crafts community project.
Contact person: Erica Luttich 082 784 1289
A non-profit organisation committed to deal with the effects of HIV/Aids.
Contact person: Heidi Flint
FAMSA (Family and Marriage Society of South Africa)
FAMSA believes the family is the nucleus of society, and when it weakens or crumbles the stability of the entire community is adversely affected.
Hillbrow Theatre Project
Outreach theatre program run by Amanda Gifford for inner city upliftment.
Contact person: Amanda Gifford
Community creativity project focused on creative skills development with branches in the following areas:Kwa mashu; Alexandra and Johannesburg.
Contact person: James Cairns 083 300 3350
Posted 14 June 2005, www.face.org.za, author: Nolene Nel.