dno news 1The Konmite pou Etid Kweyol (KEK) and the Cultural Division are hosting the first-ever Kweyol Choral Speech Competition for Secondary Schools on Tuesday October 28, 2014 at the Arawak House of Culture.

Seven secondary schools are down to take part.

The Konmite pou Etid Kweyol has been exploring ways to promote the use of Kweyol among the youth. In this regard, a Kweyol Spelling Bee Competition was organized targeting Primary Schools. It was felt however that there needs to be an initiative targeting secondary schools. Hence the idea of the Secondary Schools Kweyol Choral Speech Competition was proposed.

The phenomenon of choral speech has become popular among secondary schools around the island in recent years. Choral Speech is the reciting of a text, poem or prose by a group of people.

First Domestic Insurance Company Limited which is currently celebrating its 21st anniversary is one of the main sponsors of the competition. DBS Radio and Kairi FM, which are also sponsoring the competition, will broadcast the proceedings live. The competition begins at 10.00 a.m. and coincides with the 31st anniversary of International Creole Day, October 28.