Welcome to the TG Silundika Cultural Community Centre

The TG Silundika Cultural Community Centre & Memorial Library (in short TGSCCC) is a beacon of cultural preservation and community development. Located in the Gala communal area of Ward 6, Bulilima District, Zimbabwe, our center is more than a physical space; it’s a tribute to the legacy of the late Zimbabwe nationalist and national hero, Tarcisius Malan George Silundika. This non-profit, private social infrastructure facility is a testament to our commitment to honor his memory and empower our community. Administered through a registered family trust and its sister organization, Stichting, The Silundika Family Foundation & the Zenzo Nkobi Heritage Gallery, registered in the Netherlands, we aim to foster cultural heritage sustainability in southern Africa. Welcome to a place where culture thrives, knowledge flourishes, and the community comes together to shape a brighter future.

Read more how it all began and where we are now.

 

Our Mission

At the TG Silundika Cultural Community Centre, our mission is to serve as a vibrant hub that celebrates, preserves, and revitalizes the Kalanga cultural heritage. Through inclusive programs, innovative initiatives, and collaborative partnerships, we empower our community to connect with their roots, nurture creativity, and build a prosperous future. Our unwavering commitment to excellence in cultural heritage sustainability drives us to inspire, educate, and unify generations, fostering a sense of belonging and pride in our unique Kalanga identity.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the premier center for the promotion and preservation of Kalanga cultural heritage in southern Africa. We envision a future where the TG Silundika Cultural Community Centre stands as a beacon of cultural pride, innovation, and community empowerment. We aspire to create a dynamic cultural ecosystem that thrives in the present while embracing the wisdom of our ancestors. Through the TiBaKalanga Festival, workshops, events, and collaborative endeavors, we seek to ignite a cultural renaissance that enriches lives, strengthens communities, and leaves an indelible legacy for generations to come.

Our Projects

ANNUAL EVENTS

TiBaKalanga Festival

Step into a world where tradition meets celebration at the TiBaKalanga/We Are Kalanga Festival. This captivating two-day event is more than a festival; it’s a cultural journey that began with an international workshop in 2016, aimed at preserving and celebrating the Kalanga heritage. immerse yourself in captivating performances, cultural displays, and the essence of Kalanga heritage. It’s a unique opportunity to connect with a diverse community while preserving our traditions.

10K Wrap Up & Run Race

In 2015, the idea of the 10K Wrap Up & Run Road Race was born from a commitment to steer unemployed youth away from self-destructive activities. In a region where recreational opportunities are scarce, we aimed to introduce affordable, self-sustaining programs. The concept of a 10-kilometer race initially faced skepticism but eventually garnered youth support, along with other stakeholders in the district. This event unites the community in a day of family fun and support.

The Road to Miss TibaKalanga

Our journey began with a heartfelt invitation extended to villages across the district. The Road to Miss TiBaKalanga, now unites eight vibrant villages. It’s a celebration of culture, beauty, and the aspirations of young women aged 16 to 25. To equip our coordinators for success, we organise comprehensive workshops, ensuring everyone is well-prepared for their essential tasks. The Road to Miss TiBaKalanga 2022 is not just a pageant; it’s a testament to the power of collaboration.

Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant

The Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant is an annual cultural extravaganza, where natural beauty takes center stage. However, it’s not just about looks; it also celebrates talent, intelligence, personality, and grace as essential judging criteria. This pageant goes beyond being a mere competition; it empowers young women, boosting their confidence and preserving the vibrant heritage of the Kalanga culture. Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant: Where beauty meets talent, culture, and empowerment.

2024 TiBaKalanga Festival

A TibaKalanga Annual Cultural Event

About the Event

Welcome to the TiBaKalanga/We Are Kalanga Festival!

Join us for an unforgettable celebration of culture, unity, and progress that transcends borders and generations. The TiBaKalanga Festival isn’t just a festival; it’s a vibrant tapestry of tradition and innovation, weaving together the past, present, and future of the Kalanga community.

📅 Event Details:

  • Dates: 6 & 7 April 2024
  • Duration: 2 fun-filled days
  • Activities: Handicraft workshops, Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant, “Wrap and Run” Race, Live Performances, Traditional Food, and more!

Highlights on how we started

Groundbreaking Ceremony 2015

Breaking Ground for a Cultural Renaissance

Step into a momentous occasion—the groundbreaking ceremony of the TG Silundika Cultural Community Centre. Filled with hope, anticipation, and a profound sense of purpose, this day united community members, local leaders, and dignitaries. A traditional imbongi echoed spirited verses, setting the rhythm of Kalanga culture’s beating heart.

As shovels touched the earth, we didn’t just build; we shattered barriers and birthed a new era. The Centre, nestled in the homestead of TG Silundika, signifies a family’s unwavering commitment to honor their father’s legacy and empower their community. This groundbreaking event exemplified the dedication to preserving and promoting the rich Kalanga heritage, marking a cultural renaissance.

With every scoop of soil, we laid the foundation for an epicenter of traditions, art, and unity, where generations would gather, learn, and celebrate their shared identity. The Centre’s inception represents the culmination of a dream, the embodiment of resilience, and the promise of a brighter cultural future for southern Africa. Discover the story behind this profound journey and the tireless dedication that made it possible.

Latest News from our Blog

Preserving and Promoting the Kalanga Cultural Heritage

2023 TibaKalanga Festival

2023 TibaKalanga Festival

 Come join us for our 2 days of non-stop fun and entertainment at our festival! Get ready to experience the magic of live music, enchanting poetry, mouth-watering traditional food, and captivating dancing.

Branding of the TGSCCC

Branding of the TGSCCC

The TG Silundika Cultural Community Centre has this week embarked on a long-awaited branding initiative. Among other reasons, it is being branded to reflect its mission and values as it was founded as community development initiative with the aim of preserving and...

Basket Catalogue

Basket Catalogue

Join TGSCCC and be a part of a movement to uplift and support young women and single mothers. Our workshop offers training in sewing, bead making, basketry and more!

Make a Donation

Choose a project to make a donation!

Help in various ways. Choose a project you want to support. Become a regular sponsor to one of our annual events. Any donations, will help to achieve our goal.

Become a Member

Creating self-substaining, communities!

Get involved and become a member and ensure your continous support. You can choose from various mebership categories one that suits you best!

Become a Sponsor

Get involved as a sponsor for our events!

There are many ways of you to become a sponsor or partner of our projects. Browse through our projects and help achieve our targets for the upcoming year.

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