About 1,000 children from Sos Villages, children of poor parents from the city of Abidjan and those from Anoumabo in Marocry were able to spend an unforgettable moment before the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
By participating in the Kids section of the Anoumabo Urban Music Festival (Femua), on Wednesday September 8, 2021, on the site of the National Institute for Youth and Sports (Injs).
In the morning, the toddlers were introduced to different crafts, including painting and drawing. They also participated in traditional loincloth weaving sessions and followed, with a supporting explanation, the chocolate manufacturing process.
With the help of the Children of Africa Foundation of the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire, Dominique Ouattara, a Bibliobus containing many quality books was obtained. This instrument allowed the organizers of this section of Femua to easily introduce these young festival-goers to reading.
In addition to these painting, drawing, reading and swimming workshops, many educational games were also available to them. For Désirée Zamon, head of Femua Kids, it is not only a question of cheering up the kids during this time but also of arousing in them “a passion” for certain trades.
In the afternoon, it was around a mini show with the Zouglou Magic System group and certain artists invited to this 2021 edition of the festival, in a festive atmosphere.
After each group of children has passed through the various workshops, a meal and gadgets are shared at each of the components.
The Femua was opened on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in Anoumabo. Several activities furnish this major cultural event: music, sport, social actions, high-level panels, etc.
The apotheosis is scheduled for Sunday, September 12, in Grand-Bassam, as part of the decentralized Femua.