As part of SAMOSA's commitment to capacity building in the Arts and Music, two days of workshops will bring musicians and poets performing in SAMOSA Festival 2012 into contact with teenagers from various backgrounds. The musicians and poets will benefit from teaching, sharing and mentonng and the youth will receive exposure and an opportunity to engage in training in the creative economy sector.
In 2010, SAMOSA launched its Mentonng Programme. Eight individuals were mentored by prominent personalities and individuals from the private sector. SAMOSA Kids is also a signature initiative under which children from diverse backgrounds encounter each other and undergo mentonng and training over two festival days.
SAMOSA Teenagers is an initiative which merges Mentoring and Kids, and will be a significant and core in all future editions of the Festival.