YWI Bagamoyo

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  Introduction Once a centre for the East African slave trade, Bagamoyo literally means, “lay your heart” (Bwaga = lay and Moyo = heart in Swahili). The name came from the despair felt by those who had been captured inland and transported to Bagamoyo where they waited to be shipped to Zanzibar and the Far […]

Creative theatre productions

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  Introduction Dar es Salaam, translated as ‘HOUSE OF PEACE’ is the capital city of Tanzania. With an estimated 5.5 million people of which 60% are below the age of 35 years. It is the third fastest growing city in Africa and this growth has brought with it many developmental challenges especially for the many […]

Bagamoyo Mwangaza Centre (BMC)

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  Introduction Bagamoyo is the Arts capital of Tanzania hosting the famous Bagamoyo school of arts, It is a historic coastal town famous for its role in the slave trade. ‘the last stop before slaves boarded the slave ships to the Americas’. Poverty is rampant resulting to many developmental challenges including HIV/AIDS, gender inequality and […]