In 2020 we were delighted to begin a new international partnership between Northern Ireland & Zambia.
OpenNet4O Zambia is a Choma founded Community Based Organization (CBO) whose purpose is to create positive life changing impact to rural communities.
Registered in 2018 with PACRA, OpenNet4.0 Zambia works across seven thematic areas of environment, education, health, ICTs, Media, Sports and culture.
To amplify rural voices by;
• Harnessing talents, with a bias towards children, youths and women.
• Connecting citizens to opportunities, to speaking to power and national processes.
• Promoting educational initiatives
• Supporting cultural arts such as dance, traditional games, music and documentation of oral history.
In October 2020 OpenNet4O in partnership with Dance Troup Zambia produced an amazing cultural music & dance event for Beyond Skin as part of the One World Festival. Videos (below). Note: All performing artists were paid for the performance.
Beyond Skin would wish to thank OpenNet4O Zambia founders Pamela and Sipho for all there hard work in developing this partnership.
National Dance Troupe Beyond Skin Concert (part 1)
National Dance Troupe Beyond Skin Concert (part 2)
National Dance Troupe Beyond Skin Concert (part 3)
Performance poem about CoVid by Bismark Haaduka, a teacher at David Livingstone Secondary School