Kids can win with Xhosa stories

2015-05-26 06:00

Xhosa-speaking children have until Friday 24 July to enter the Puku Children’s Literature Foundation story competition.

Sponsored by Redisa (Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa), and supported by the Nal’ibali Reading-for-enjoyment campaign, the competition not only celebrates and preserves the Xhosa language and rich heritage of storytelling, but also raises awareness of the importance of taking care of the environment by inviting young people to write in Xhosa on environmental themes.

The theme for this year’s competition is “Celebrating our legacy and inventing the future” with the focus on the environment.

Children between the ages of 13 and 19 are invited to submit their 500 to 1500-word handwritten story marked with their name, surname, area, the school they attend and their contact details.

Cape Town participants can drop their entries off at Langa library, Khayelitsha library, Mfuleni library, Belville library, Gugulethu library and the Philippi East library before Friday 24 July.

The first prize is worth R10 000, the second is worth R5000 and the third, R3000. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on International Literacy Day on Tuesday 8 September

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