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Friday, August 14, 2009

WHERE DOES OUR CHILDHOOD CREATIVITY VANISH TO??




































I photographed this boy in a neighbourhood in my village during funeral of my beloved dad, recently.


I would like to dedicate these photos to all friends and comrades who in one way or the other were there to encourage and console me. It is my special gift to those who emailed me; sent me sms; called me; prayed for us and all those who mourned with us silently in their hearts. May you please accept this!!


This boy reminded me of those times; his age and a little older or younger;

when most of us did almost the same and a lot more (probably)

when we were that creative and innovative that we managed to create lots of stuff;

We made toy cattle, huts/houses and pots using ‘clay’ soil etc;

We created toys using part of banana plants;

we made foot and netballs from useless paper waste and banana materials;

we made cars, trucks, vans etc using bananas (like this boy), wires, remains of iron, tins, boxes (scrapers???) etc etc etc


I strongly believe the photographed boy is creating that great truck out of insights and imaginations; no copying. As I wondered why he is creating a truck; and it came to me that probably his being near a new secondary school (where trucks frequent bringing construction materials) has exposed him more to trucks than otherwise and that has motivated him.


I as I reflect and focus, I wonder why and how am not or we are not, any longer that creative or even more creative now that we are grownups and learned or rather why only a few of us live up to be usefully creative? Where do the creative and imaginative minds or endowments vanish up to? What happens and why?


I hopelessly wonder whether this village boy will continue imagining and creating as he grows and goes to school (without learning?) Will the education system favour his empowerment for him to sustain his insights and imagination?


Karibu. Changia mawazo

3 comments:

Chambi Chachage August 14, 2009 at 8:48 PM  

Mkuu asante kwa picha hii. Tupo pamoja. Kwa upande wangu mawazo yangu ni yale yale, yaani, haya hapa: http://udadisi.blogspot.com/2009/05/wavumbuzi-wetu-wanapotelea-wapi.html

Adam August 15, 2009 at 3:08 AM  

Mkuu nimekusoma. Niliiona makala yako nzuri hiyo, nikaiwekka kiporo, eti nilikuwa bize, kumbe sikuisoma kabisa - hata ulivyochombeza kuwa 'mimi nami ni mwanazuoni mvumbuzi' nikawa sikio la kufa, sikuweza kukumbuka kuisoma makala yako. LEO NIMEISOMA. NI Ni nzuri.

Vema niongeze mfano mmoja wa 'Raslimali watu iliyopotezwa'. Miaka ya mwishoni mwa tisini nikiandikia gazeti la majira, nilikutana na mtanzania mwanafunzi mmoja wa shule ya sekondari Mbeya almaarufu Mbeya day. Huyu mtu mahiri kweli kweli kwa mambo ya tekinolojia na elektroniki. Nilikutana naye katika shule ya sekondari ya wasichana Loleza alipokuwa akionyesha uvumbuzi wake ikiwemo mitambo mbali mbali aliyotengeneza kkwa kutumia 'mabaki ya chuma, nyaya nk'. Kitu kilichovutia macho yangu hata nikaandika makala gazetini, ni kitu kama kengele ya mlangoni. lakini hii (nadhani ilikuwa digito kweli kweli' maana inafanya mambo lukuki ikiwemo kukuambi subiri,nk kadri mwenye nyumba navyoweza 'kuiprogramu'.
wakati huo nadhani alikuwa kidato cha pili.

Upande wa kuvutia kwa kusikitisha ni kwamba, alipofika kidato cha tatu, alipangwa masomo ya biashara - pengine awe mhasibu - awe na mijihela, siwezi kujua. Hata hivyo kijana yule aliendelea kushinda MAABARA- his 'favaouurite place at school' kama aliivyonijulisha.

Nilipojaribu kumfuatilia miaka ya baadaye kidogo - alinijulisha kuwa alipangiwa na serikali kwenda mzumbe kusoma kitu kama ADCA - sijui ndiyo advanced Diploma ya Certified Accounts footokopi tugeza sijui nini nini huko.Pamoja na hayo aliahidi kunialika kwenye uzinduzi wa HELKOPTA ALIYOTENGENEZA!!! Mkanda ukakatika. sikumsikia tena!!! pengine nitafanya bidii kumtafuta, niusikie ushuhuda wa safari yake.

Nini kiliwazuia walimu au yeye mwenyewe kusoma masomo yanayofanana au yanayoweza kusaidia kukuza karama na vipaji vyake? Sipati picha. sipati jibu.

Naungana nawe Chambi, na hata John Cheyo, Tanzania hatukujaliwa tu raslimali za kipekee kama milima maziwa namadini nk nk; bali zaidi wingi wa vipaji miongoni mwetu.

Anonymous August 28, 2009 at 2:55 AM  

pole brother adam kwa kuondokewa na babako.Bwana ametoa,bwana ametwaa,jina la bwana lihimidiwe

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