The mission of Poetry Foundation Ghana is to promote the performance and creation of poetry to build audience participation, inspire creativity, promote education, encourage artistic statement and engage communities nationwide in the revelry of language and to preserve poetry in all forms through the ages.
It is an open community for every body.
Poetry Foundation Ghana History
In 2009, Open Mic Poetry was piloted in the Kumasi metropolis with some selected schools with the approval of Ghana Education service (GES). The GES seeing the importance of the program issued approval letters to the participating schools in the Ashanti Region. This approval made the program an official school gathering ensuring the presence of all students in the various assembly halls of the schools.
In a bid to promote creative writing and reading, the PFG is introducing a yearly spoken word poetry performance in the senior high schools as competitions will give young talents an opportunity to polish themselves and an exposure to issues of the community.
Through our programs we seek to: To advocate, promote, support, witness, and/or perpetuate poetry in any form: writing, performance and publishing. To manage the affairs of a National Poetry Aloud community. To promote Community Reading Club Houses.
Poetry Foundation Ghana program activity is centered on creativity and performance of poetry which form the hub of PFG’s outreach.
1. Poetry Aloud: Students will select poems from an anthology of renowned writers, put together by PFG and published by our partners. This program will give the students an opportunity to select a poem from a collection of poetry of renowned writers in Ghana and Africa. The anthology shall circulate all schools in Ghana and it is a must for every student who will participate in the competition. 2. Open Mic Challenge: This brings the students together to compete in spoken word performances (performance poetry) on any theme written by the students themselves 3. Community Read Houses: This part of the project will house community reading lessons for the young. Also Book launch and book reading will be organized for authors to meet the public. 4. Monthly Publication of Magazine. Our monthly publication shall be open to every one for submission of work with more attention on senior high school students in all areas of literature. The publication, Poetry Republic shall be circulated in all schools through out the country. 5. Yearly Publication of Anthology. This is a collection of poems from senior high school student throughout the country. The mission of PFG to be a resource for the community working towards an effective reading and learning society through poetry shall receive boost through our alliances with established companies and organization already helping in education.