NEW DECADE: 2020-2030 BABISHAI HOLIDAY

It’s been a riveting holiday season, with weekend holiday trainings for children around Kampala City. From December 2019, into the most extraordinary decade yet, 2020, we shall be conducting creative sessions with children, ages 6 to 12 years. We began by creating images and portrayals of the world in 2020-2030. The children envisaged, created and shared.

Photo depicting the dew decade 2020-2035

The world in 2020-2030. Babishai Children’s Holiday session, December 2019

From 2014, Babishai has been conducting trainings for children, at least three times a year. In 2017, we held our first Babishai children’s production entitled, ‘When Children Dare to Dream,’ which was combined with the launch of our  children’s poetry and short story anthology, titled, ‘When Children Dare to Dream, available at BookPoint Kampala, or which can be delivered at your doorstep.

Poster, advertising the book launch in December.

The trainings are mostly conducted by Director, Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva, a prolific writer, public speaker and artrepreneur. She currently teaches secondary students in English and Literature at an international school, that follows a Cambridge curriculum. She is a leader at Bukoto Toastmasters club in Kampala, and an author of note.

Children creating.

Beverley firmly believes that children, and adults too, have the ability to create, and the resources too. They just need time to believe it and actually do it. The Babishai holiday creative sessions are stimulating, packed with interaction, creative analyses and building words into poems.

clamour: meaning noise. (learning new words.

Learning new words and applying them appropriately, is part of what we do, as children grow, read and learn together.

Superfluous of creativity.

If you’re interested, e have four sessions left of this holiday. It’s 250,000/- per child. Call +256 751 703226.

We wish you a most blest Christmas and New Year.

 

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Namagunga Primary wins The #Babishai2016 Schools’ Competition

“We see it but we don’t understand it. We understand it but we don’t own it.”

“Poetry is a teacher,  an emotional healer,  an activist, an intelligent mirror,  an appraiser,  a pleasure and a treasure in times of joy.”

 

St. Thereza Namagunga Primary School presented these unforgettable quotes during the #Babishai2016 Poetry Festival in August. The young brilliant minds redefined African poetry,  set the stage for a tremendous performance.

Competing against Hope Senior School Watoto,  the two schools put their best feet forward with incredible talent. Hope Senior School Watoto amused the audience when they began with a play where when a teacher asked them about a folk song,  the best they could do was a song from the 90s.

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Hope Senior School Watoto students

The younger girls of Namagunga stole the day when they performed Okot p Bitek’s poetry,  significant for the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Song of Lawino.

Towards the close,  there was a panel discussion led by the children. Acaye Pamela reminded us how words evoke emotion and truth and when it came to award-giving,  Mama Tendo,  proprietor of the Mama Tendo Foundation,  gave out the prizes and cerificates,  appreciating Babishai for the excellent work in promoting creative literature amongst children.

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Mama Tendo reading a poem