Hey Poetry Lovers!
This Tuesday, April 26th is our LAST CHANCE SLAM. Only 1 poet will join our top 8 at the Rouge Poetry Slam Finals on the Edmonton Poetry Festival Stage on Thursday, April 28th. The Last Chance Slam is the final shot to qualify. One poem, one round, one poet! In the end, only 5 poets will go on to represent Edmonton at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW) in Toronto this year!
But that’s not all
The Breath In Poetry Collective is a proud supporter of the Unveiling Africa Foundation
What is the Unveiling Africa Foundation?
The Unveiling Africa Foundation (UVA) is a youth led non-profit organization founded in 2006.
What does UVA do?
UVA’s mission is to contribute to the development of the African continent by harnessing the intellectual capital of Africans in the Diaspora while enhancing the educational experience and social development of the African child.
How do they do it?
Unveiling Africa’s work on the African continent has begun with a pilot project in Nigeria. Our core focus is to supplement youth education by promoting critical thinking and community activism amongst Nigeria’s secondary school students. UVA hopes to achieve this with the following initiatives
Step 1: Annual Essay Contest
Step 2: Annual Nigerian Teenager’s Conference
Step 3: Establish School Clubs
Step 4: Educational Magazines and TV Programming for Teenagers
In 2010 the first Essay Contest and Teenager’s Conference was held in Lagos, Nigeria. UVA received over 200 essay submissions from Junior and Secondary Schools across Nigeria. The top 3 students from the contest were announced at the Teenager’s Conference to over 600 attendees. Contest winners received over $3,000 in scholarships. 2010 also saw the launch of Pacesetters a teenagers magazine, distributed to over 2000 teens across Nigeria, Ghana, and the United Kingdom.
Come out on Tuesday, April 26th @9pm to find out how you too can become a part of the movement.
See you on Tuesday!