Girls graduate

Blaqpearl Foundation co-founder, Janine “Blaq Pearl” Overmeyer, performs her song “Woman to Woman” at the ceremony. PHOTOS: Janine Stompies
Blaqpearl Foundation co-founder, Janine “Blaq Pearl” Overmeyer, performs her song “Woman to Woman” at the ceremony. PHOTOS: Janine Stompies

Some 24 young women from the greater Mitchell’s Plain area graduated from the Blaqpearl Foundation’s Sisters With Attitude (SWA) project on Monday 26 March.

The project is conducted in partnership with the Alliance Francaise and funded by the Department of Social Development and a City of Cape Town Arts and Culture grant-in-aid.

The initiative is aimed at transferring life skills to young women through the arts using mediums such as dance, fashion design, music and theatre over the course of 10 carefully structured sessions.

Under the guidance of established artist Janine Overmeyer, known as Blaq Pearl, the sessions are facilitated by a group of inspiring women coaches who are all professional arts practitioners. The graduation ceremony celebrated the participants’ completion of the project and showcased what they have learnt.

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