We use Bonanzas as an assessment tool for our innovative Life Skills Games in order to bring together children and youth through games.
During Bonanzas, children come, play, compete and have fun together. We empower girls by ensuring their 50% participation in our games. Moreover, to promote inclusiveness, schools with special needs children are given equal opportunity to participate. All winner schools at the district level receive a school building project that improve children learning environment and are entitled to participate at the Regional bonanza for championship.
A day before the Regional Bonanza, is a unique evening where we have children from all districts of Kagera, and local visitors, both children and visitors are given an opportunity to learn each others’ culture. The showcasing of their cultural dances, music and drama enables them to share cultural traditions from each other.
Since 2013 we have been able to conduct 8 district bonanzas and 8 regional bonanzas that reached to over 516,000 pupils in Kagera region.
Children have been able to learn and practice different life skills i.e. communication, teamwork, confidence , problem solving etc.
We continue to empower girls and boys and promote gender equality, by ensuring 50% of both gender involvement in our life skills games.
240 pupils participating in Bonanzas get a chance to explore and practically learn by visiting remarkable places found within the regional headquarters like Lake Victoria, Bukoba Airport, Kaitaba stadium and factories example TANICA Instant Coffee Factory.