I had the pleasure of going to Cape Town and working with some children from a Gugulethu township, after school learning centre, facilitated by the Amy Biehl Foundation (Arranged by James Fernie of the Uthando charity).
The younger children read, discussed, annotated and engaged in some lively role play as they soared and dropped, 'flying' as dragons do. They imagined themselves roaring as fire
breathing, mythical beasts high above wheeling through the mountain tops and diving into the valleys below. Then they sat down and wrote their own 'Dragon' poetry.
The older teens (14-16) got to grips with a discussion on the topic of life choices in the 'Leaving and Moving On' workshop.
The workshop was inspiring - Siyende aged 16
Today it was just the best day --because I got good ideas from her - Bonani aged 15
It was very good and I first thought it was going to be boring. - Mali aged 12
l feel awesome because the sessions have been amazing. I learnt a lot exploring new things.
Shekina 11 yr old girl Capetown August 2015
I believe that this has expanded my passion, love and knowledge of writing.
Aphiwe 12 yr old boy Capetown S. Africa August 2015