Contextualising, simplifying and presenting complex stories impacting the livelihoods of Basotho
This year (2019) we held a nation-wide creative-writing competition in partnership with Peace Corps Lesotho. This contest was open to all primary, secondary, and high school students. The competition was split into three categories: Grade 6 and 7, Forms A-C, and Forms D-E. The first-place composition in each category will receive prizes and public … Continue reading Ba re e ne re 2019 national writing competition for students
Ba re e ne re was nominated by the Department of Culture in the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture of Lesotho to be a civil society delegate at a training of trainers from the Eastern and Southern Africa regions, this September. The training was facilitated by UNESCO and candidates included members of civil society and state … Continue reading QPR Reporting for UNESCO 2005 convention
In October of 2018, we were honoured to be invited to join peers from the region who are doing the work of organising. The results of this meeting materialised into friendships and potential projects, as well as some reading material for any/everyone interested. This publication is not a toolkit, rather it is an offering. Of … Continue reading ORGANISING; collective, collaborative organising in Southern Africa
Ba re e ne re was invited to collaborate with the Lesotho Council of NGOs (LCN) and Lesotho Association of Non-formal Education (LANFE) in hosting a community dialogue with Herders (Balisa) in Sefikeng, Berea on 10 September 2019. The aim of the outreach was to promote the value of literacy and education among Balisa. The initiative was also … Continue reading International Literacy Day dialogue le Balisa.
The Second Edition of Innovating Education in Africa Expo, organised by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Botswana and several key partner organisations was held from 20 - 22 August 2019 in Gaborone, Botswana. At the risk of stating the obvious, we were compelled to attend to learn and … Continue reading Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2019
Writing workshops in Vienna Ba re e ne re had the privilege of hosting two writing workshops in Vienna in April 2019. Our Co-director, Lineo Segoete was in Vienna, Austria as a Cultural Educator in Residence hosted by Kultur Kontakt. While there, Lineo visited several cultural and educational institutions including museums and schools to learn … Continue reading How you write about history and cultural encounters matters.
Our co-director Lineo Segoete collaborated with Educator and Researcher, Nora Landkammer to write a reflective paper interrogating the subtleties of coloniality and power as expressed through the work of two educators born 100 years apart. Lineo then gave a lecture at the Academy of Fine Arts during the seminar: "Art and Education Positions and Analyses" led … Continue reading The ignorant schoolmasters
As part of Ba re e ne re's work with the Another Roadmap for Arts Education network we produced a collection of educational curriculum customized for classrooms in Lesotho. Another Roadmap refers to this curriculum as a Learning Unit. Our learning unit titled "Decolonising Literacy with Critical Pedagogy" is finally online along with the units … Continue reading “Decolonising Literacy with Critical Pedagogy” Learning Unit – now online!
Organised by the Departments of African Languages and Literature, English, French and Communications and Study Skills Unit of the Faculty of Humanities at the National University of Lesotho, the Conference was held on 5th - 7th February 2019 and we had the honour of presenting our first paper in Lesotho entitled Decolonial Literary Practice in Lesotho: … Continue reading 3L Conference on Literature, Language and Linguistics