SCAMX taking place in Otjiwarongo next week

08 Sep 2017 09:40am
WINDHOEK, 07 SEP (NAMPA) - The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) will host the 10th edition of the School Clubs and Museum Exhibition (SCAMX) competition in Otjiwarongo next week.
MAN’s Development Manager, Hilma Kautondokwa in a media statement issued on Wednesday said the competition is scheduled to take place on 13 and 14 September.
This year’s competition will require the 17 participating schools from all 14 regions to focus on performing arts, specifically traditional music and dance.
“The competition encourages in-school youth to research the meaning behind dances, song lyrics, the materials and skills required to make and play traditional musical instruments,” Kautondokwa said.
The research process will allow the youth to understand traditional knowledge and skills, messages and instruments, amongst others.
“We believe that competition will help build educational links between the youth and elders in the community,” she said.
The exhibition will also promote an understanding of the significance of different forms of music and dances, and thus help develop mutual understanding which is a vital element in promoting tolerance and decreasing prejudice in Namibia.
The overall winner of the competition will go to Cape Town, South Africa to represent Namibia at the Robben Island Museum Spring School.
The top five teams will tour local heritage sites and visit places such as the Cheetah Conservation Fund centre in addition to receiving equipment and educational material.