Impact campaign support
A talented group of orphaned children in Swaziland confront past trauma through the creation of a fictional character. The world that they imagine is brought to life in a unique style of animation as they send their young heroine on a dangerous quest.
Under the guidance of acclaimed storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe, the children begin a creative journey. They passionately tell the heroic story of Liyana, a young girl born of their imaginations that experiences tragedy similar to their own: abuse, hunger, and the loss of parents. As they tell the story, the world that they imagine for Liyana is brought to life in a groundbreaking style of animated artwork. The decisions they make for their character provide unique insight into the children's perspective on life. As they lead their character through trials and temptations, they travel down their own path of self-discovery.
The team will use the fictional story of a young African heroine to inspire the next generation of southern African leaders to embrace their own strength and identities.