Creativity is necessary in every task we do if we want to achieve excellence. Every youth is full of energy and there are a lot of things that can be done.
Rebbeca Uwimazi a senior three student at FAWE Girls School said creativity is part of a person’s intellectual ability. She said that when a person is dull, it is not easy for them to be creative but it is possible for a person to learn creativity from others.
“Being creative is determined by ones` thinking capacity,” Uwimazi said.
Patrick Rugenge of Riviera Secondary School, S.3, said, “Creativity comes from the lessons taught at school.”
Rugenge believes that knowledge and skills help people to be creative in particular activities they enjoy doing. These activities are sports, writing, singing, drama and leadership.
Albert Kalisa a teacher at Kigali Harvest School noted that although formal education contributes a lot to building creativity, informal lessons learnt outside the classroom are important too.
For Alice Mahoro a P.5 pupil at Kigali Harvest Primary School, learning craft work from her elder sister is her greatest joy this holiday. She is learning how to make baskets and tablemats using sisal rope.
“I love crafts and I believe that practicing is part of being creative. I am putting a lot of effort to learn and by the end of the holiday, I want to prove my skills,” Mahoro said.
By getting involved in various activities, youth develop their creativity. This is an important way of developing your talent when you have a lot of time on your hands.