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.

By Mbizo Chirasha- girlchildcreativity@gmail.com
Kudzai Mutiti- kudzaimutiti22@gmail.com
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