Our lovely creative facilitator Kayo Chingonyi has been awarded the worlds biggest literary prize for young writers, the International Dylan Thomas Prize.

Earlier this month he was presented with the prestigious award for his debut poetry collection which explores black masculinity and rites of passage for young black men in Britain today.

Kayo inspiring kids with spoken word and poetry at Harmonise showcase


Kayo has been a creative facilitator on our Harmonise programme since 2015, inspiring refugee children and children from all backgrounds to find their voice through music and poetry. This is what he has to say about the programme:

“Harmonise is very strong in terms of the songs that the participants learn, all of the songs were fun to perform and learn. Another strength is the feeling of celebration around the contributions that migrants and refugees make. Also in terms of the musical talent of the facilitators, the project is world class.

We are so delighted for Kayo that he has been awarded this incredible accolade for his stunning work.

You can see Kayo performing at the Southbank Centre in London as part of our Harmonise showcase for Refugee Week.

More details here

“When you work together with love
you can achieve anything.”

Amir, Survivor

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