Youths hold so much potential in themselves, they don’t even realize it. It’s amazing just how much talent they can bring out. Upon realizing this, ZEDQUEST set out to expose these talents and make the youths realize just how much potential they hold.
As Zedquest we decided to host a dancing challenge for the youths of Kasama, THE ZEDQUEST D-CHALLENGE. The aim through these challenge activities is to broaden our horizons and meet all the talented youths of Northern Province. The event was scheduled to take place at the Kasama Girls Secondary School basketball court, it was intentionally staged there so as to attracted as many youths as possible.
There was a turn up of 16 dancers, which was a good number considering the fact that the team was just starting. The excitement and energy of these young dancers gave the judges enthusiasm and much anticipation for what lay ahead. The panel of judges had three candidates, alongside the Zedquest director Mr. Mainza Hamanjila and Mulilansolo Ward councilor Mr. Aaron Zimba.
A few words as opening remarks from the councilor encouraged the youths to work hard and whole heartedly in school for education is very important in one’s life. He further mention that it’s from such creative activities that people finally reach and identify their success and dreams. With his encouragements and motivation, the present youths were highly elevated to proceed in this endeavor.
Moving on to the main event, the participants each gave the best of what they had. Performance was judged per individual and each expressing themselves freely according to what they were comfortable with. Each contestant was then judged according to Creativity, Coordination and dress cord. The overall mark from each judge was out of 30.
Outstanding talent was clearly visible in the contestants. With more practice and coaching, these youths can reach extraordinary heights. For their well-done job, three got rewards, which was in monetary form. The rewards acted as both incentives to the best dancers and as an inspiration for the rest of the youths.
At the end of it all, there was fun and great interaction. Although Zedquest aims to improve and promote ICT, it keeps in mind that the kind of recreation activities the youths get ends up shaping them Thus it is Zedquest’s wish to broaden the parameters by including many other activities including Music, Sports, Art, cooking in their programs.
It is much hoped that these activities will help divert the youths from the negative influences and help them continue realizing that education brightens their future, with much effort and Support Zedquest looks forward to going bigger and encourage youths in programs that will bring out a positive outcome in their lives.