Friday, 4 October 2013
Budiriro3 Primary School with Legendary Shona Writer Aoron Chiundura Moyo
Day 1 GirlChildVoices Fiesta Activity Update
Shona Literary legend , Novelist , Writer ,Poet , Filmmaker and Dramatist Aaron Chiundura Moyo opened the Girl child Voices Fiesta – 100TPC 2013 with a bang at Budiriro3 Primary school in the high density suburb of Harare ,Zimbabwe today from 215 pm to 430 pm.
The 2013 program is hive of activities with the theme Defining girlchildVoices through Artistic Fusion, shaping artistic skills and development girl child talent in schools and bring them for final day to celebrate what they created in workshops and receive certificates to motivate and inspire them horning their creativity.
Chiundura opened his facilitation by saying “ndainzi Matanda mufirimu ndabvezera” .He acted in1989 with the Great Ambuya Mlambo. He told participating primary school children that the role of the writer, poet and actor is to expose community rot , corruption , child abuse and other abnormalities like drug abuse and unwanted pregnancies.
He narrated vividly his life background which Is a trailblazer and mesmerizing , that he grew in farms where he was working , he stated grade 1 at 15 years old , and living under difficult circumstances in poor and down trodden families but all this led him to be the best creative he wanted to be , that create the super shone writer of 15 shona novels on which some of them where set books in schools , he says today some ministers and top people , business man and bankers learnt some of his books in school , books include CHEMERA MUDUNDUNDU , ZIVA KWAWAKABVA, KURIDZA NGOMA NEDEMO,WAKANDIBAYA PANYAMA NHETE.The prominent writer have also delved into children books writing.
The participating students were happy , motivated and excited to meet the Legendary Shona Literature Chekov of Zimbabwe in person , his deep , fertile ,well thought folklores and tales brought the Budiriro3 Primary Library down with creative creative joy.
He intertwined his Nganos , readings with an sharp resonating instrument CHIPENDANI ,the one he claim was made by his father in Zimbabwean farms of Kwekwe , children went dancing when this homemade traditional instrument was whistled that supported our theme Defining GirlChildVoices through Artistic Fusion.
After the pen whistle/CHIPENDANI and Storytelling Legend Moyo led Children in impromptu writing skills session and the outcome of the writings will be featured on grand fiesta on the 8th of October with other schools, guests , reporters at First Floor Gallery in Harare , further enhancing child participation and promotion as well as motivation. The stories created by students who were from the range of 10 to 13 years were of high quality and of good taste.
Present at the event was Pamela Murambiwa the Librarian and Writers Club Coordinator at Budiriro3 Primary School,Mrs Makolama Library Club Member,Mr Sakutukwa , Mbizo Chirasha , Kudzai Mutiti of GirlchildCreativity Project. The Program was also graced by the Deputy Head of the School.
Children who participated were chosen because of their quest to write, prove their talent and their ardency readership culture at their school and werechosen from different classes
Rumbidzai Ganda in Grade 6 Green /12 years, Mitchell Kanguru 7 Blue/13 years, Ronald Ndalama 7Blue/13 years,Larrisa Chirasha 4 Orange/10 years,Mitchell Museredza 5Blue/11 years, Esther Yobe 6BLUE/12 YEARS,Simbarashe Gatsi 5 Blue/11YEARS,Caroline Mawondo 6blue/12 Years,Donald Sakutukwa 5Green/11 years.
These children will participate on the Festival at First Floor Gallery on the 8th of October.
We appreciate the role that is being played by the American Embassy Public Affiars section in facilitating grants for such , Great thanks 100TPC for involving us in annually activities that promote the poetic/story creative energy , the Zimbawean media , schools and Friends ,our next port of call is at Vainona High in Borrowdale with Shoe Lambada Poet and Kresiah Mkwazhi photographer will be leading a working on writing ,poetry /photography fusion.
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