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.
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
Ba re e ne re, was in Huye, Rwanda in August 2018 for the final international meeting of the first phase of the Another Roadmap school. There, representatives from 4 continents were present to reflect on their respective researches since 2015, share outcomes, and pave a way forward as it was clear that the collective … Continue reading A communion of spirits
Elephants in the Room, presented by Casco Art Institute in the Netherlands in November 2018, was the first in a new yearly assembly aimed at becoming a meeting place for art organizations to question habitual institutional patterns and imagine ways of “commoning” together. This year’s assembly was designed to investigate how, in relation to ideas of the commons, … Continue reading Ba re presents at Casco, HKU and The Piet Zwart Institute in Holland