The most celebrated childern’s Festival dubbed Azulato that takes children into a whole new world of artistic and scientific experiences seems to have sealed its place on the children’s holiday calendar. Happening for the second edition, the festival attracted thousands of excited children and their parents.
The annual festival that had its first edition in 2018 is an initiative by the Goethe Zentrum Kampala, Uganda German Cultural Society, whose goal is to give children innovative new ways to learn and develop skills at a young age. Families flocked the 7 Trees Gardens in Kololo for the free event and children had the opportunity to take part in hands-on arts and Science activities, interactive workshops and live performances by various Ugandan organizations and schools.
Most workshops and activities from last year like crazy science experiments with the Mad Scientist, beatboxing, pottery, drum circles, recycling, storytelling, free face painting and board games were on the program, alongside new activities like Capoeira, a form of martial arts and crotchet making. The festival’s vision of promoting active learning and inspiring children to discover new interests and talents were fully achieved as the children distinctively enjoyed visiting different workshop stations to try out various arts and science activities.
“This year’s edition of the Azulato Children’s Festival attracted an enthusiastic crowd of all ages and was made possible through collaboration between very many Ugandan organizations in partnership with the organizers Goethe-Zentrum Kampala, the Uganda German Cultural Society. The festival will come back bigger next year with more activities that inspire curiosity, creativity and scrutiny among Uganda’s children” one of the organizers said.