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CIIMDA has been offering the following services and support through the various Country representatives: providing, free of charge, standard African music instruments such as the djembe drums, bells and shakers to be distributed free to schools in the participating countries. The instruments are intended as CIIMDA’s material support for the theoretical education it offers on indigenous African musical arts since 2004. We have also sent an offer to the countries through our representatives that CIIMDA is willing to provide instruments to the participating countries. However, the condition is that the various Ministries should arrange to collect the instruments from Pretoria and distribute to schools as per need. So far not a single country has been interested in collecting the music instruments.

2011

MONTH

INTERNATIONAL

MEKI

INTERNATIONAL

ODYKE

SOUTH AFRICA

IN-COUNTRY

JANUARY


FEBURARY

 

22nd – 28th India

 

16th – 19th Outreach Malawi

MARCH

8TH – 11TH Germany




APRIL

8th – 15th USA

24th – 30th USA

7TH – 20TH CAICAE Central


MAY




16th – 18th Outreach Namibia

18th – 21st Festival Malawi

JUNE

26th - 31st PASMAE Botswana

26th - 31st PASMAE Botswana



JULY





AUGUST

4th - 9th Milwaukee

1st - 12th Milwaukee

30th to 3rd SADC Festival Mpumalanga

25th Festival Namibia

SEPTEMBER





OCTOBER

3rd - 9th Brazil




NOVEMBER




6th – 19th Training Malawi

DECEMBER




4th – 17th Training Swaziland

The Certificate in African Indigenous Cultural Arts Education Training in Pretoria South Africa

The Certificate in African Indigenous Cultural Arts Education Training in Malawi

The Certificate in African Indigenous Cultural Arts Education Training in Swaziland

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2008

This year, the annual SADC Children's Music Festival, initiated and sponsored by CIIMDA, will be hosted by Namibia.

Venue: Windhoek College of Education Namibia

August 18 - Arrival of participants

August 19 - Festival starts

August 20 - Seminar:"Teaching the Musical Arts of Africa in Primary and Secondary Schools ; Problems and Breakthroughs," and more festival

August 21 - Festival and Closing Ceremony. Departure starts then till Friday

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2007

In 2007 CIIMDA has given booster training to 2 people from each participating country who could be deployed as Country trainers to enable them to begin to train other teachers and learners in their respective countries under logistic arrangement by their respective Ministries and coordinate by the Country Reps. CIIMDA needs evidence that the country trainees are being effectively deployed and whether further training, or the training of more instructors is needed in the participating countries.


Standard books of education in the philosophy, theory, and practice of indigenous African musical arts have been published by CIIMDA to cater for cultural arts education from primary up to Tertiary levels of education in Africa. Complimentary copies have been given to the Country Reps to present to the Ministry. Some teachers have also received copies of these books. More books are being produced in 2007 for release in 2008. CIIMDA is prepared to make the books available and affordable for distribution to teachers and learners in schools on condition that a country includes African indigenous musical arts in the curriculum and express interest in the use of the books that have been given to the Country Reps for the inspection and approval of the relevant decision makers in the Ministry.


DVDs of musical arts performances by school concert groups in the SADC countries covered by CIIMDA and recorded during CIIMDA outreach courses have been prepared and await background information for the producing accompanying-learning brochures. Country Reps have been given sample copies of the DVD in order to find persons to provide the background information. CIIMDA even made some funds available to compensate persons who would provide the necessary information for the DVD brochures. So far only Malawi has responded positively and will soon receive the DVDs for distribution and use in the schools.

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2006

Phase 3 of the CIIMDA programme started in 2006. The CIIMDA team visited different locations in the participating countries.

Date/Duration

Country

Participants

Support Materials

Ministry

23 - 28 April

Botswana
Serowe
Kanye
Gaborone

47 teachers
156 pupils
17 other individuals

12 drums
1 bell

Education

18 - 25 June




15 - 19 Oct

Malawi
Lilongwe
Domasi
Zomba

Lilongwe

120 teachers
448 pupils

31 drums
2 bells
1 shaker

Youth, Sport & Culture

7 - 10 May


19 - 24 Sept

Mozambique
Maputo

Sofala
Nampula
Mozambique Island

142 teachers
16 students
576 pupils
12 other individuals

34 drums
4 bells
4 shakers

Education and Culture

28 May - 2 June



28 July - 3 August



20 - 25 August

Namibia
Windhoek
Eenhana

Walvis Bay
Eenhana
Windhoek

Windhoek

45 teachers
125 students
208 pupils

24 drums
2 bells
1 shaker

Education (NIED)
National Institute for Educational Development

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2005

In Phase 2 of the CIIMDA programme was introduced. Those teachers who had not attended training courses at the Centre in 2004 were given the opportunity to attend phase 1 training. These amounted to 59 teachers.

Date/Duration

Country

Participants

Modules offered

Support Materials

4 - 16 Sept

Mozambique
Namibia
Zambia

5
5
6

TPDM
EP
TPD
PPE
PPB
PPM
RM



2 drums each
1 mbira each

18 - 30 Sept

Malawi
Zimbabwe
Botswana

6
5
6

TPDM
EP
TPD
PPE
PPB
PPM
RM



2 drums each
1 mbira each

2 - 14 Oct

Namibia
Mozambique
Zambia

4
6
6

TPDM
EP
TPD
PPE
PPB
PPM
RM



2 drums each
1 mbira each

16 - 28 Oct

Malawi
Zimbabwe

6
4

TPDM
EP
TPD
PPE
PPB
PPM
RM



2 drums each
1 mbira each

432 teacherse received CIIMDA training during outreach courses and 6187 children attended concerts.

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2004

In Phase 1 of the CIIMDA programme in service training courses for teachers were offered at the centre.

Date/Duration

Country

Participants

Modules offered

Support Materials

26 Sept - 2 Oct

South Africa

21

TPDM
EP
TPD
PPE
RM

none

3 - 17 Oct

Mozambique
Malawi
Zambia

6
6
6

TPDM
EP
TPD

PPE
PPB
RM



2 drums each
1 mbira each

24 Oct - 7 Nov

Namibia
Botswana
Zimbabwe

6
6
6

TPDM
EP
TPD
PPE
PPB
RM

2 drums each
1 mbira each

57 teachers received training.
72 drums and 36 mbiras were distributed for teaching.
Teachers signed commitment contracts as MAT cell members.
Promotional visits were made to the respective countries to discuss the CIIMDA programme with the relevant Ministries of education

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