Chipo Precious Basopo
Director, pedagogue – Harare, Zimbabwe
Participant International Forum 2020
Director of CHIPAWO. A graduate of CHIPAWO youth programme. A diploma in Media Arts from Midlands State University. Her work with mostly children and young adults has involved project management, training of primary school teachers and local artists involved in performing arts education as well as the running of community performing arts festivals. Runs the Disadvantaged Rural Children project supported by the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe, establishing arts education programmes at rural schools. Chipo Basopo also develops projects to do with gender, children's rights and child counselling. Working with CHIPAWO World, a resource person in Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. As leader of Girl Power she has empowered girls in Zimbabwe using the power of the arts. Toured many different countries of the world with CHIPAWO children’s and youth performing groups. Also an accomplished theatre actress who has performed in a number of productions by the New Horizon Theatre Company. Has attended countless courses and workshops in all aspects of the arts, most recent being a two-month course in Early Years Theatre Training at the Goethe-Institut in Cape Town (2016) and the Minds Dialogue conference at the Mandela Institute for Development Studies in Tanzania (2016). She is happily married and a proud mother of two wonderful kids, a daughter and a son.