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5 primary schools compete in Kapoeta Drama Festival

5 primary schools compete in Kapoeta Drama Festival
Pupils at St. Bakhita Primary in Kapoeta East County. |Credit |The Radio Community

Five primary schools in Kapoeta Town of Eastern Equatoria State are set to take part in the Kapoeta Drama Festival that is aims at building confidence in young people to realize and improve on their talents.

Primary schools: Kuleu Lights, Kotome, Hope for South Sudan, Singaita, and Sisto Mazoldi, will compete in a competition themed: “Rooting Talents in Young People”

The one-day competition – scheduled for Saturday at the youth resource center in Kapoeta town – will include activities such as dramas, traditional dances, poetry, singing, and journalism.

The best performing school will get a trophy while the participants will be rewarded certificates of participation.

“Kapoeta Drama Festival is an initiative that Youth from within Kapoeta came up with and we are targeting rooting out talents in young people. So for now, our main focus are the school ongoing children because we believe that we can only root our talents in Young People who are already in schools and could easily acquaint themselves with the ideas of the items we have and is to make sure that these children get to realize their talents and you know to take hold of them, we are in a developing  country and development is in all angles including the mind sets of the children so the early they get to realize their talents the better we also trying to participate in the entertainment industry.” Zakaria Kuir Mapuor, founder of Kapoeta Drama Festival explained.

Zakaria went on to encourage the parents and the teachers to support the leaners to realize and grow their talents at the early ages.

The chairperson of the Kapoeta Drama festival, Elizabeth Lore said activities like these can bring out the talents and innovations in young people to develop their communities and the country.

“I am someone who is passionate in the development of the community and when my colleague came up with that idea I really seconded and supported him because I am a kind of a person who looks forward for the development of Kapoeta town and the entire country so that with time we be part of the development of our country and it’s through these initiatives that we the youth can come up with the ideas that can develop our county and country at large.”

The event is being organized with the support from the education partners: The Adventist Development Relief Agency Organization (ADRA) and the Association of Volunteers in International Service organization (AVSI).