The Kungoni Centre of Culture and Art

The Kungoni (also spelled KuNgoni) Centre of Culture and Art is a non-profit organization in Central Malawi. It is located in Mua, a village in the Dezda district, about 60 km from Salima. The Kungoni Centre was established by the White Father Claude Boucher Chisale with the intention of giving the local carvers training in a variety of artistic forms with the intention of improving local incomes. Besides the carvings, the Kungoni Centre has also developed a culture sector which includes the Chamare Museum, the research centre, local traditional dancing troupe and cultural courses. The centre employs over 120 carvers and is just setting up a new project called Kumbewu (The Seed). Kumbewu will offer skill training for women and serve as a site for various information sessions including Aids education, agricultural diversification, money management and more.

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