Mzuri Dance ArtisTree Fund
DREAM. BELIEVE. BECOME.
– Mganda Wa Kikuti, Traditional song dance story of Hope, Modorgoro Tanzania
Mzuri Dance ArtisTree Fund Inc is a Melbourne not-for-profit organisation and registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient Status delivering free dance, education, wellbeing, and 'pathways to employment and micro business' programs for women and young people facing barriers to participation.
We currently work with women, parents and young people living in Yarra social housing estates and are building capacity towards the fringes of Melbournes Western Suburbs, staying connected to those families who have re-located.
Our community driven and co-facilitated wellbeing programs, creative programs, mentorship programs and community dance and music events foster leadership skills, mentorship and role modelling opportunities, leading to social and economic participation including pathways to employment and self employment. These opportunities build capacity for young people and families experiencing marginalisation and disadvantage. We achieve this through:
Co- design and facilitation with community members,
Mentoring for entrepreners
Cultural arts performances
Dance, music and story telling
Real Life Education programs
This also build's meaningful social connection and resilience, leading to self -empowerment, dreaming, believing and belonging.
Feedback from a parent
Responding to community needs
Watch video to learn about Mzuri Dance Food Relief program over the covid pandemic in 2020 and 2021.