Pesta (a Festive gathering In Malay, derived from Portuguese) Kampung – a carnival initiated by our children and led by children for children and families, to connect the community and to nature through play. This is a tribute to Kampung Chief’s legacy, Ground-Up Initiative (GUI).

Date: 10 November 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 10am – 3pm
Venue: Ground-Up Initiative (GUI)

Story of Pesta Kampung
In response to the Kampung Chief, Tay Lai Hock’s sudden passing on August 14th, two brothers were saddened and worried about the future of Ground-Up Initiative. They dealt with their emotions with a positive stride “Let Uncle Lai Hock’s Love for Kampung live on in us”. Hence, they came up with the idea of children-led carnival, where the community will come together and enjoy the Kampung, in hopes of continuing the good works of GUI.

So why not? GUI warmly embraced the idea. The parents gathered children who shared the same love for the kampung over the years. With community partners who advocate and support child-led initiative partaking in this event, in the short span of 2 months, Pesta Kampung is now launched, to:

  • Raise awareness for the need of a truly community driven space for the community like Kampung Kampus
  • Help support Kampung Kampus in continuing their great works for the people of Singapore
  • Advocate & empower truly child-led Initiations, community bonding, play & sustainability

Pesta Kampung 2018

What to Expect?
Lots of fun activities that are mostly child-led and supported by adult volunteers. There will be free activities, coupon activities, vendors set up by children showcasing and selling their own crafts and goods, and paid workshops by supporting partners. A selection of plant-based food vendors will also be part of the event.

Exciting Line-up:

  • Parkour
  • Kampung Kiddies Play
  • Empathy (Based On Non-Violent Communication) Booth
  • Circus busking performance, music performances
  • Hands-On Pottery
  • Wood-craft Jamming
  • Storytelling sessions
  • Kids Yoga & Art
  • Singing bowl yoga
  • Family Yoga
  • Bushcraft
  • Bee Farm Tour
  • Diggersite trailer tours

Exciting array of kids-led activities:

  • Finger knitting
  • Origami
  • Action painting
  • Cardboard Weaving bracelets
  • Wooden Christmas doll making
  • Story-book making
  • String Art
  • Monster Pebbles
  • Chess Booth
  • Kampung Carnival Games
  • Soap & candle making

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