WoChiPoDa 2017: Available in 10 Languages Plus Free Posters

Poetry as one of the literature genres has the potential to contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education. Poetry can contribute to relevant skills of reading and writing. WoChiPoDa as an initiative is one potential tool to contribute towards this global goal. Because...

Germany: WoChiPoDa 2016 Celebrations

Munich, Saturday 1 October 2016 Saturday 1 October 2016, saw the first ever WoChiPoDa (Welt-Kinder-Gedichte-Tag) celebrations in Germany. The event, which took place at EineWeltHaus in Munich, was organised by Diana Mac Omolo through the guidance of the WoChiPoDa founder Gloria D. Gonsalves under the theme...

Win A Signed Copy of ‘Lamellia’

Do you know what happens when mushrooms raise a human child? The answer can be found in my new book Lamellia: The Kingdom of Mushrooms. Lamellia tells a story of a human baby found alone in the kingdom of mushrooms. The arrival of the baby...

Tanzania: WoChiPoDa 2016 Celebrations

Dar es Salaam, Friday 7 October 2016   Friday, 7 October 2016 saw the annual World Children's Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) celebrations taking place a second time in Tanzania. The event took place at Soma Book Cafe, Dar es Salaam. It was organised by poet Gonsalves Mpili...

How To Host A Wochipoda Event

A poem is playing with many words which gives many giggles after a happy day or not so happy day. ~ Gloria D. Gonsalves Goal 4 of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is Quality Education. Poetry can contribute to relevant skills of reading and writing. Poetry can...

WoChiPoDa To See Yet Another Year in Tanzania

After continuously hosting vibrant poetry events, once again poets in Dar es Salaam seize the opportunity to honour another exceptional affair, the second World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) at the famous readership, Soma Book Cafe, at 53 Mlingotini Circle, Regent Estate. Wochipoda, under hands of...

WoChiPoDa 2016: Available in 9 Languages Plus Free Poster

Remember that small initiative and my labour of love for poetry? The WoChiPoDa website is now available in nine languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili and Spanish). Videos are still in the making so stay tuned for that. I'm full of gratitude...

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) 2015

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) was founded in 2014, when author and poet Gloria D. Gonsalves decided to act on an idea she had while walking through the Fairy Tale Forest of Altenberg, Germany. First, she considered it a poem prompt; however, the mysterious, tall,...

Who is Auntie Glo?

Children, Auntie Glo is from Tanzania and now lives in the town of Koenigswinter, Germany. She has written three children’s books: a collection of Swahili tales, songs and facts about wild animals; a collection of diamond poems; and a story about a little boy who...

APC Celebrating WoChiPoDa 2014 With Falcon Orphanage

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) maiden celebration was on Saturday, 4 October 2014. Together with the Tanzanian poet and founder of Arusha Poetry Club (APC), Mr. George Kyomushula, we organised an event for children in Arusha, Tanzania. I could not make it to Arusha and...

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