Friday Stories a Mandela theme


The 16th February saw the first of what we hope will be a regular story session in Stanford with Vuyokazi Siza as workshop leader. This is part of CBN’s new outreach project where we will be establishing satellite workshops in areas where children really need us.

This week we looked at the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth this year and read one of his favourite stories – The cat who came indoors – a Zimbabwean story retold in Madiba Magic, published by Tafelberg, with part of the proceeds going to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.

We also had a short, but heartfelt session with Nyasha Makwrimba about the very real dangers of social media – and the traps that wait for those who get over-excited by the possibilities opened up on their cellphones.

Many thanks, as always, to the Butterfly Centre for the use of their classroom.

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