Stepping Stones Nigeria and Global Link. Stepping Stones Nigeria is a child’s rights charity that protects and transforms the lives of thousands of children in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, whilst Global Link works to engage and educate young people in UK on how to achieve a just and sustainable world.
This year we are launching a young writers poetry contest during Until July 2012 as part of our program of activities marking the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials and to highlight modern-day Witch Hunts still occurring in the world.
We would very much like you to be part of these activities.
We are hoping to motivate young people to write and discover poetry by asking them to imagine, reflect, react as to what it may feel like to be persecuted or discriminated against because of differences, and what it would be like to live with little hope of achieving their dreams.
In a few words, a poem can often sum up a range of experiences and emotions. They can often help to aid understanding of complex issues. We are hopeful that this opportunity will mobilise our communities and schools to take real action to fight persecution; to speak out personally to friends, family members and your communities while raising funds globally to help fight persecutions in Niger Delta region of Nigeria and the UK. We would like to encourage our communities to continue the conversation started by this competition and explore the way that our simple, everyday actions can ensure a better future for all children.
We have a poetry pack which includes sample poems and suggested reading in order to ignite those creative juices! Contact 0845 313 8391
email@example.com for further details.You will also find information about prizes in the pack.
We also have individual entry forms, along with an entry form for your school / organisation. The entry fee is £1.00 per person which will be donated to Stepping Stones Nigeria all entries to be posted to Stepping Stones Nigeria, 2 St Leonard's House, St Leonard's Gate, lancaster, LA1 INN, UK.
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"Stand up, Stand out, Speak up, Speak Out will motivate young people to write and discover poetry by asking them to imagine, reflect, react to what it feels like to be persecuted or discriminated against, and what it would be like to live with little hope of achieving their dreams. This will provide inspiring and informative insight into the progress that is being made, and how each of us can play a part in achieving an end to persecutions within our lifetime" said Scott, UK Vodafone World of Difference Winner 2012.
Gary Foxcroft, SSN Director says, "I am very excited that Scott is mobilizing UK schools and Communities, encouraging children and young people to use their voices across the Northwest region to take real action to fight persecution while raising funds globally to help fight persecutions in Niger Delta region of Nigeria and the UK. I hope that the conversation started by this competition, others will explore the way that our simple, everyday actions can ensure a better future for all children.
City Academy Bristol City, BS5 9JH have shown interest in joining this poetry competition as part of our program activities and we have also secured Amy Sutton; Bristol based Old Vic theatre student and playwright who has kindly donated her time to deliver a workshop with the City Academy Young Writers.
Our Team would like to wish you good luck in advance.
Date: Friday, June 08, 2012
Repeats: Every Day until Saturday, July 21, 2012
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