MiLLi* at The Hub

From March 18-31, 2019, The Hub hosted Namibia’s leading Media and Information Literacy Learning Initiative – MiLLi* – for Summer School. 8 participants were certified as MiLLi* facilitators, and led their first 3-day Youth Project workshop teaching Power to Empower, giving participants the chance to gain a deeper understanding and knowledge about the features and dynamicsContinue reading “MiLLi* at The Hub”

Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing

From February 17-18 2018, Leila Hall led a weekend workshop at The Hub on creative writing. Day one was spent exploring some of the aspects of storytelling that make for powerful books and films and freewriting around memories and imaginative ‘what if…?’ scenarios. On day two, based on their freewrites from day one, participants wroteContinue reading “Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing”

Weekend Workshop: Storytelling

From October 14-15, The Hub hosted Lineo Segoete for a weekend workshop on storytelling. Day one started with a brainstorm with participants on ideas, who then created timelines of their own stories, and shared them for feedback. From there, participants started developing their own stories while working in groups, and received feedback from Lineo onContinue reading “Weekend Workshop: Storytelling”

February Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing

We held a two-day Creative Writing Workshop at The Hub on the weekend of the 18th and 19th February 2017. The workshop began with the group reading extracts from Zakes Mda’s prose and a selection of poems by different writers. We discussed what the term “creative writing” means and talked about the different techniques thatContinue reading “February Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing”

Ready for 2017

The Hub has been back in action for a few weeks after a summer break. Job-Ready Fridays have featured a photography Skills Session, and Hub Talks by singer Leomile, and Kanono Thabane from Lesotho Council of NGOs. Some of the upcoming speakers are award winning actor Lebohang Ntsane, and entrepreneur/motivational speaker Nozipho Nonyana. We areContinue reading “Ready for 2017”

The Hub at #BareLitFest2016

On Saturday 10th December, a group of seventeen members and volunteers of The Hub travelled to Maseru to spend the day at the 2016 Ba re e ne re Literature Festival. We had a wonderful day of listening to inspiring talks and discussions. We also had the chance to meet writers and guest speakers fromContinue reading “The Hub at #BareLitFest2016”

Weekend workshops at The Hub

Starting in November 2016, The Hub is hosting monthly weekend workshops that will teach a range of skills, including professional writing, photography, film-making, graphic design and ways to meaningfully address and tackle relevant socio-economic issues such as gender-based violence and human rights. We just wrapped up a very successful two-day “Introduction to Professional Writing” workshop.Continue reading “Weekend workshops at The Hub”

Winning WIR essay by Moiloa Maleshoane

Moiloa Maleshoane Form E MORIJA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL Women in Lesotho are very strong. Even if they are poor, they don’t easily give up. It is significant to say that women are to be cared for and respected in the whole world. ‘Mateboho Lerotholi, ‘Mareitumetse Mokhoro and ‘Makatleho Pitso captured my imagination, and showed meContinue reading “Winning WIR essay by Moiloa Maleshoane”

Teaching computer skills to LNCW students

Since March 8th 2016 (International Women’s Day), The Hub has been holding weekly computer skills training with students from the Morija chapter of Lesotho National Council of Women’s (LNCW) vocational schools. The group consists of 14 girls, many of whom are orphans or vulnerable youth. They study sewing for a period of two years. TheContinue reading “Teaching computer skills to LNCW students”

WordPower kickstarted at The Hub!

WordPower, a brand new literacy program at The Hub, kickstarted with its first session yesterday! We had a great time learning about writer and filmmaker MK Asante and reading extracts from his memoir, Buck. WordPower will be meeting every Thursday at 4pm. Everyone above the age of 14 is free to join, even if you are notContinue reading “WordPower kickstarted at The Hub!”