On Monday 24th September (which is a public holiday for Heritage Day in South Africa), CNB held a very successful workshop at Butterfly Centre in Stanford. Nearly sixty CBN children entertained ten visiting German Rotarians from Rottweil who came to see what we do.
Report and photograph from facilitator Nyasha Makwarimba who is part of the Teen Team of volunteers from Hermanus High School:
‘The children were busy playing a game as a warm up exercise, when the Rotarians arrived. They saw how united the children looked as they all participated. Hildegard (one of our board members) and her husband Tariro (an ad hoc member of the board) gave a short introduction before we all proceeded to the classroom.
The children danced and sang , wearing their traditional clothes , and with face paint on their faces, that Vuyo and some parents had assisted with. During the song and dance, the parents were ululating, giving a true traditional South African experience.
The Rotarians were treated to a lovely performance from the children, followed by a reading of !Kun and Khwe San folk tales – a South African San Institute Oral History Project retold by Marlene Sullivan Winberg.
The children sat in silence, as the book was being read, followed by a loud applause from both the audience and the children.
After the workshop, Rotarians made their way to De Kop, where the majority of the children come from.
It was a highly successful workshop.’
Facilitators included Nash, Vuyokasi Size, Patricia, our regular helper from Stanford South and a gang of parents and supporters.
Images from Rock Art Workshop with children
Our thanks to:
National Lotteries Commission for funding our organization’s operational costs
Butterfly Centre for allowing us to use their school out of school hours.
The Paddy and Sue Kell Family Trust for funding our workshops and toolboxes.
Wilien van Zyl who assisted with organising the workshop