Buzz is an Edutainment Ecosystem.
Launched by Managing Director, Hanneke Mackie, in 2012, Buzz interactive workshops are custom designed to develop children’s confidence, boost their social skills and offer them a platform to express their individuality.
Over the last 12 years, Buzz has earned an excellent reputation for creating original children’s content and delivering educational creative arts across South Africa. Buzz content includes music, podcasts and television programmes for children.
The Buzz Foundation was established to operate all of the same services for underserved communities.
Our services include 3-in-1 Drama, Dance and Singing workshops in schools and independently across South Africa. We also offer Professional Development courses for teachers. As we custom-develop our curricula for various cognitive developmental phases of childhood, we develop original learning material, like music, to compliment and enrich the work. In addition to our original music for kidz, we make podcasts for children and have recently launched our own revolutionary edutainment television show for children. We also offer themed interactive birthday parties for kidz, holiday courses and children’s entertainment at corporate events.
The South African Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) document dictates that throughout the Life Skills subject children must be exposed to and engage with visual art, dance, drama and music in order to develop as creative and imaginative individuals, and they must be allowed the opportunity to creatively communicate, dramatise, sing, make music, dance and explore movement.
Buzz fills this gap and provides this solution to the education sector.