This year, one of Moveo Dance Company’s new pieces for Culture Pass 2020, Malala, has at its core Human Rights and Diversity within our society & community. Moveo Dance Company is committed to helping and supporting young people to shape their own lives and futures. For this particular project, we are not presenting the students with a fictitious character, but with a real-life superhero who they can take inspiration from.
Malala Yousufzai will be the main protagonist of our performance and through her incredible story, we want the students to understand the importance of human rights, activism, respect and diversity. For most students receiving their education here in Malta, hearing about a young, 11-year-old girl not being allowed to go to school is likely to trigger feelings of confusion and incredulity. Through this project we aim to educate students on the basic
concept of human rights, and to expose them to the reality that human rights are not a given worldwide. Taking inspiration from Malala’s diary entries, our performance &workshop will help students understand that there are people who are still, till this very day, fighting for basic human rights, which at times we may take for granted. We aim to also aid students in better understanding and appreciating our educational system and institutions, in the right to fight for your rights and most importantly the importance of offering empathy, support, respect and understanding to people who flee their country in search for a better life.