Tumelo Chauke is the young man who is deeply passionate about everything ‘arts in Thembisa. His organisation has launched a Ghetto Art Festival as a kasi to kasi art awareness. The concept was lauched Tswelopele ext 8 in 2019 30 August, with Chauke as the HOD.

“The Idea of the Ghetto Youth Movement was inspired by the struggle we are facing as youth in the ghetto. The version of this movement is to fight unemployment amongst us. We want to make sure we assist with education, peer to peer free extra lesson grade 5 until 12,” Chauke tells The Olifants News.
“And also we are looking at improving a sports facility in our community and developing art.”

He says they plan to take young creatives in extension 8 Tswelopele and surrounding sections under their wing.
“We need everyone to partake because we have different departments to facilitate our desire,” he says.

Chauke kick-started his career in the entertainment industry working with Dj Shimza on his one man show as a sound engineer. From there he worked for 2 year with the National Art Festival from 2018 and 2019.

“I started Makopkop Stizylife art and entertainment industry to help all upcoming artists. Makopkop developed ghetto art awareness. Which is awareness of art to everyone living in the ghetto because in townships schools art is not offered as a subject,” Chauke says.

“Art is not introduced as a career option in the ghetto schools. Most people view it as a hobby. Makopkop stizylife is willing to bear the fruits of art that will unleash pure art in townships,” he continues. The second event is scheduled to take place in Alexandra at Eastbank in 2021 on Good Friday.

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