This is a shona word which means “the rain will come”. It has been adopted for use in Arts programming to depict hope, rebirth, perseverance and life. These are all attributes that need to be harnessed in mental wellbeing. Sometimes it’s difficult for individuals to speak out hence the use of art as a medium of therapy and articulating one’s thoughts.

This is an arts movement which focuses on using art as a way of healing, therapy and advocacy. The movement focuses of theatre, poetry, dance, singing, writing and painting. In addressing mental health issues, the African culture applauds use of art as an outlet for emotions to achieve inner satisfaction and healing. To date the movement has produced the Nyamavhuvhu play which shows the synergies between mental health and gender-based violence.