How To Host A Wochipoda Event
Goal 4 of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is Quality Education. Poetry can contribute to relevant skills of reading and writing. Poetry can teach children in a way that prose can’t. A student who hates essay might like its shorter cousin, poem. School might be a place for the brain only and poetry can help bringing in the emotional part to build resilience. Now you know, I hope you will consider organising a Wochipoda event, with a global goal in mind.
- Identify the target group e.g. school children, orphans, the sick in hospital, street children, community children, etc.
- Decide on the number you can manage to host.
- Choose a hosting location e.g. at the beach, event hall, private home, etc. Will you need to rent a venue?
- If you are not familiar with poetry writing, reach out to a local/international poet or a poetry teacher to co-host with you.
- Poems can be in any style, about anything and in any language. The internet has ample information on poetry styles for children e.g. cinquain, clerihew, diamond, etc.
- Feel free to improvise or replace the idea of fire/lanterns.
- Consider seeking sponsorship to cover some or all expenses e.g. renting venue, venue set up, poster production, etc.
- Involve the local media for promotion and coverage.
- Promote the event by crediting the host/ess accordingly e.g. “Fun Poetry Club presents WoChiPoDa 2016”. Credit the founder of WoChiPoDa as deemed appropriate.
- For more details visit www.wochipoda.com