Curriculum Development Project (CDP) Trust
The Curriculum Development Project Trust (CDP) was initiated in 1989 to design relevant, innovative and progressive teaching methodologies and curriculum for the creative arts in South Africa. The initiative drew upon the Khula Udweba (Draw as you grow - grow as you draw), course at FUNDA in Soweto in the 1980's.
The CDP aimed to address the lack of creative arts education and training, and the restrictive and ideologically skewed cultural practices imposed through apartheid's Department of Education and Training schooling). Since 1994, the CDP has served on numerous National and Provincial Curriculum policy development structures. We were members of a team that aimed to position Arts and Culture as a learning area within Curriculum Policy, which must be accessible to all schools.
We work with government education departments, provincial and national departments of arts and culture, to develop and implement schools projects to further embed relevant creative arts and culture in our educational system.