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Storyhippo Village at the Storymoja Hay Festival stars three days of enriching, fun events for parents and children! 1st -3rd October, Railways Club grounds, Nairobi

The ‘Storyhippo Village’ at the festival will host a range of events specially designed to inspire, educate and entertain parents and children. Highlights include sessions moderated by Ryan Lewis of 826 National (USA) helping kids to publish their own books in two hours, performance workshops led by a visiting UK and Kenya collective, and a daily ‘singalong, craft, quiz, and dance party’ at 4pm-5:30pm inspired by the marine-themed musical ‘The Matatu from Watamu Drove into the Sea!’


Discussion sessions led by professional counsellors and education experts will cover parenting issues such as building a great relationship with your child, respecting children’s rights, supporting gifted children, learning support techniques, how to protect your child online, and much more. Please see the attached programme and the two ‘e’ posters below for more information.


To encourage schools to organise a ‘field trip to the festival’, and, invite parents to bring their children, we offer a 10% discount for tickets paid through the school. The tickets are Ksh 500/ per day or Ksh 1000/ for a 3-day season pass.


The children also get a Storyhippo book with each ticket that they can keep or choose to donate to our ‘Jaza Maktaba’ campaign which aims to help stock the newly built KNLS library in Buru Buru. The school may also come with a carton of books to donate to this cause, and this will be acknowledged during the daily handover ceremony (KNLS are running a reading tent at the festival). And please let us know if you’d like us to negotiate discounted meal vouchers for groups of children with the caterers at the festival, or if the children would rather purchase directly from the food tents.


We also invite schools to register for the Storymoja Reading Marathon that will start in December 2010, and culminate in a world record attempt in February 2011. Come to the festival to register and find out more. Together, we can turn Kenya into a smarter nation!





This entry was posted on September 16, 2010 by in Storymoja Hay Festival 2010, Writing.
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