Bulawayo Food for Thought seminar [Role of creativity in empowering and developing girls] by Mbizo Chirasha
The discussions centered on how to foster creativity to the girl child, the importance of empowering the girl child through creativity, talent identification and other models of mental development, the role of parents and teachers in stimulating creativity in children.
Some participants argued that sometimes their talents and creativity die a natural death in their growing stages , and it came to light that lack of creative dynamics like motivation, talent realization and inspiration in talent demise. Some argued its difficult for them to inspire their kids while themselves are not born talented or creative , but the facilitator gave responses that every one is born creative and as well mothers are most creative for the role they play in the birth and growth of children, and further mothers need to realize the need to develop talents in their children for the better of their future.
Mr Mazorodze an English teacher at foundation college shared the need of including schools in developmental aspects and projects in Bulawayo and he pledged his school would like to work with girlchildcreativity project in developing the talent of the girl child.
The facilitator further more highlighted the models and methods to be used in developing the mind and creativity of children, some which include the need to introduce children to books, arts platforms, newspapers, visual and audio activities, travelling with them to different resorts centers for enlarging their imagination.
One distinguished participant was Precious Simba /Programs Director of M2B Youth Development Trust in Bulawayo, the event was coordinated by Noma Mabhena [ Coordinator of Bulawayo American Corner.
It is within our project vision to continue developing the girlchild using creativity models.
The seminar was held courtesy of American embassy public affairs section, Harare, hosted by Bulawayo American corner , presented by Girlchildcreativity.
By Mbizo CHIRASHA