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The Hub continues to grow

The Hub is a not-for-profit creative technology lab operating as a subsidiary project of the Morija Museum and Archives, that aims to provide the community of Morija and its surrounding areas with affordable access to computers, the internet and digital media training.

Officially launched in August 2015, The Hub is a not-for-profit creative technology lab operating as a subsidiary project of the Morija Museum and Archives (MMA). The Hub aims to provide the community of Morija and its surrounding areas with affordable access to computers, the internet and digital media training. Although open to anybody over the age of 10, The Hub places an especial focus on providing resources, support and digital media training to in- and out-of-school youth in the community by organising a variety of positive and socially relevant activities, events and workshops.

Some of the programs at The Hub include:

  • Job-Ready Fridays – On the 13th November 2015, The Hub launched ‘Job-Ready-Fridays’. These weekly activities are geared at providing members of The Hub with skills, motivation and inspiration. The days are split into two main sections: Skills Sessions and Hub Talks. Held from 11am – 2pm, Skills Sessions cover a wide range of topics, including financial literacy, entrepreneurship, goal setting, preparing for the world of work, money management and presentation and leadership skills. Held from 3 – 5pm, Hub Talks feature invited guest speakers, all of whom are accomplished and up-and-coming artists and professionals working in a variety of fields, ranging from the arts to entrepreneurship.
  • Women in Resistance Morija — In February and March 2016, eleven members of The Hub were selected to take part in three intensive photography and journalism workshops. The participants chose six inspiring women in Morija, and worked in writer/photographer pairs to conduct photo shoots and interviews and to produce high-quality written and visual portraits. This exhibition was launched on the 30th March 2016, alongside the original “Women in Resistance” exhibition. An online version of the exhibition can be viewed on The Hub’s website - https://thehubatmorija.co.ls/exhibitions/.
  • Lesotho National Council of Women (LNCW) — On March 8th 2016 (International Women’s Day), The Hub began holding weekly computer skills training with students from the Morija chapter of LNCW’s vocational schools. The group consists of 14 girls, many of whom are orphans or vulnerable youth. They come for their weekly computer skills lessons at no cost to them or their school.
  • Sankofa Photography Project — In May 2016, The Hub started a monthly themed photography project that gives Hub members motivation and direction to develop their photography skills. Each month has a different theme, a winner is chosen by a panel of judges each month. Read more on The Hub’s website: -https://thehubatmorija.co.ls/2016/08/23/sankofa-photography-project-update/
  • WordPower — WordPower is a new literacy program launched at The Hub in September 2016. The weekly program targets teenagers and young adults above the age of 14. Both in- and out-of-school youth are engaged. The aim of the program is to foster a love of reading and writing amongst participants, and to strengthen overall reading, writing and linguistic skills. The majority of WordPower sessions are held in English, but once a month a guest speaker is invited from Maseru or further afield to engage participants in sessions in Sesotho. Participants are encouraged to read and write in both English and Sesotho.

For more information on The Hub and our various activities, please visit:

Website: https://thehubatmorija.co.ls/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehubatmorija/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehubatmorija/

 

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