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Mdali Stories | Mdali Group | TEDxPortElizabeth
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Added Aug 15, 2016
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Three high school students share stories of how they use murals to communicate through art. Sinayo Lungile, Thembalethu Aplani and Yonela Jebese each take a turn sharing their experiences in transform the boring school environment into a place of learning through art. The murals bring both hope, love and inspires students to achieve their goals.

Poet, Playwright, Actor and Director Xolani Ngubelanga is the founder of the Mdali group. He was born in Port Elizabeth and is responsible for productions such as Plasma, Dinner with Bantu and more and currently facilitates drama and creative art at Emafini Primary School in KwaDwesi, Port Elizabeth.

The Mdali Comprehensive and Critical Thinking Program was founded by Ngubelanga in 2014. This program encourages students to become more critical of their environment and activities around them and to be active citizens. The initiative is facilitated through promoting writing as a catalyst for change while assisting students in the comprehension of their language studies and is based at Cowan High School, New Brighton.

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