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Workshop boosts wire art business and learning

Supporting local and small businesses that have taken a knock due the Covid-19-pandemic is what strengthens a community and brings everyone together.

When it came to the attention of a group of parents, whose children all attend Wellington Preparatory School and College, that the wire-art business of a fellow learner’s father, John Chibanda, was struggling they came up with a plan to help him.

One of the parents, Lisa Kearley, says the school’s founding regulations state local underprivileged children should be accommodated. The school ensures parents are made aware of any needs that arise.

On Tuesday the parents arranged and held a fun wire-art workshop presented by Chibanda for a group of children at a small cost.

“This is a totally new skill the kids can learn,” said Kearley, [it] helps with their creativity as well as the very important small motor skills – while having fun. Most important we get to support this local artist who needs to look after a family of his own.”

Approximately 15 years ago Chibanda immigrated to South Africa from Zimbabwe, and now lives with his family in Wellington. To earn an income he started selling his craft years ago behind Spar in town, and has since become a familiar face to the locals in the area.

Chibanda says the people of Wellington have been very supportive since the start of the pandemic.

Sharing what his reaction to the news that Kearley and a few other parents were helping to boost his business he said: “it isn’t a surprise, because they’ve been helping and supporting me for a long time, since I first knew them.”

During the workshop the children gathered around Chibanda with curiosity to give the wire art a shot themselves, and he patiently explained everything they wanted to know.

This was only the first workshop, but Chibanda says he is looking forward to working with other groups and children sharing his knowledge on wire art, while making an income.

Anyone who is interested and would like to arrange a group session with Chibanda for a children’s party, small playschools or art classes can contact him on 079 170 3374.

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