Celebrating Talent Jumo: Empowering Zimbabwean Children Through Creative Skills

Celebrating Talent Jumo: Empowering Zimbabwean Children Through Creative Skills

Meet Talent Jumo, the inspiring Head of CrEd, Creative Education International Franchise in Harare, Zimbabwe. Her vision is to develop children throughout the country in creative skills, empowering them for the future and making Zimbabwe a better place for all. With a focus on drama and musical theatre, Talent runs classes in schools and private venues, providing children with opportunities to explore their talents.

Talent’s ultimate goal is to cultivate 21st-century skills in the young minds of Zimbabwe. By emphasising creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication, she believes that children will be equipped to compete on the world stage. Through the CrEd programmes, Talent aims to nurture the next generation of individuals who have the essential life skills needed for success in today’s rapidly changing world.

Before her role at CrEd, Talent Jumo made significant contributions to women’s rights and health as a teacher and co-founder of the Katswe Sistahood. Having specialised in women’s health, she became a Gender Officer in the HIV programme of the Community Working Group on Health in 2005. In 2007, Talent co-founded the Young Women’s Leadership Initiative, which later transformed into the Katswe Sistahood. This organisation has gained international recognition, winning awards like the With and For Girls award in 2015.

Talent’s impact extends beyond the borders of Zimbabwe. She ran the Nzwika! Girl Be Heard festival in 2015, advocating for the rights of teenage girls and presenting a petition to the Zimbabwean government. Her work has shed light on the sexual exploitation of vulnerable underage girls in Harare, raising awareness and demanding action. Additionally, Talent received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for her efforts in promoting family planning.

Her dedication and passion have not gone unnoticed, as Talent Jumo was selected for the esteemed BBC’s 100 Women programme. She also contributes to the global initiative #teamgo, which aims to combat street harassment against women worldwide.

Talent Jumo’s role in developing creative skills among Zimbabwean children is invaluable. Through her commitment to education, she is building a brighter future for the next generation. With her guidance, children in Harare are developing essential life skills, ensuring they are well-prepared to face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.