Mashirika, a creative and performing arts group will soon start awarding best dancers and actors who train with the group.
The group uses performing arts not only for entertainment but also as a tool for social transformation.
The group conducts acting and dancing classes every Saturday and Sunday.
Simon Iyarwema is an actor, dancer and the choreographer at Mashirika. He says that by mid this year, they will start offering certificates to the best students under the dancing and acting category.
"Right now we do a monthly evaluation but will soon start giving out certificates after every three months," says Iyarwema.
Iyarwema, together with comedian Arthur Nkusi, conduct the dancing lessons, while Eliane Umuhire conducts the acting session. "We believe we have skills that others don't have and we share them at no cost," Iyarwema adds.