A dedicated group of 15 members that attended Sifunda Kunye writing camp in Keiskammahoek last year has launched their own writing club at school, under guidance from Sifunda Kunye facilitator Yonela Swayi the members meet up every week to write their own short stories and poetry.
Asemahle who is in Grade 11 and is now a facilitator of the Writing Club wrote a poem for Freedom Day.
Freedom Day (A new page in South Africa’s history)
1994 was the year it all changed
Where we all voted as one
And opened a new page
Before, it wasn’t easy
But we managed to get by
If a white and black man person met
It was hard to say hi
Nowadays it’s quite simple;
Because we’re one as a nation
We can broaden our horizons
And free our imagination
We can pave new roads for the new generation
We can pray for better days
Because we’re God’s creation.
Asemahle Dyantyi Grade 11 – 2018
Asemahle Dyantyi says; he learnt to write in Grade 8 and since then he hasn’t stopped and he has nurtured that skill ever since then. By going to the Sifunda Kunye writing camp, he has learned about different styles of poems and different types of stories. He would like the club to help young minds learn as well as write their own stories and poems so that they can better their speech, writing and reading skills.
Sinesipho Habana said he has always been writing short stories and poems, the Sifunda Kunye Writing camp helped in bettering he’s writing skills and now he hope this club will help learners that are passionate about showcasing their writing skills to be able to come out of their shells. Asemahle hopes and dreams for this writing club – focus on young children’s talents so they can be proud of their writing talents.