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I said a hip hop, the hippie, the hippie to the hip, hip hop, a you don’t stop…

Recently, a talented group of professional Hip Hop artists from Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, donated their time to head down to South West Uganda to host a week long hip hop workshop for the children at Ryabirengye School.

Hip Hop Week, Bukinda, Uganda

Hip Hop Week, Bukinda, Uganda

The children were divided into groups according to their chosen activity and spent the week working towards a showcase that was held on the Saturday morning. The activities ranged from break dancing to comedy drama, rapping to riddles, and bit boxing to poetry! Expecting the children to be shy and unsure, volunteers were thrilled at the children’s enthusiasm. By the end of the second day they could hear budding rappers and see break-dancers in training everywhere! When Saturday came around teachers, parents and other children turned out to watch and, despite the rain, it was a great success.

We are thrilled at the outcome of the week, very impressed with the children’s talents and grateful for this opportunity. The group from Kampala did a great job connecting with the students and really managed to get the most out of them. And as enjoyable as it was for the children, it was also rewarding for the teachers. They supported the whole event, helped with translation and daily organisation and came away with a broader understanding of the benefits of extra curricular activities.

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