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Wednesday, November 21, 2012


 (Gcina Mhlophe. Pic by Val Adamson)

The mother of books, Gcina Mhlophe, and the children of Makaphutu are planning a School Leavers’ Celebration to recognise the achievements of the 2012 matriculants of KwaNuyswa in The Valley of A Thousand Hills on December 8.

Makaphutu Children’s Village nurtures orphaned and vulnerable children into wholeness. The School Leavers Celebration aims to bring youth, community and society together to celebrate the 2012 matriculants of Makaphutu as well as selected student leaders from five of the local high schools in KwaNuyswa.

A Story Telling Workshop will be hosted by the inspirational Gcina Mhlophe – SA’s famous story-teller, poet, playwright and ambassador. This event is endorsed by the GCINAMASIKO Arts and Heritage Trust – promoting reading and inspiring young writers throughout South Africa. This morning event will be open to the public, followed by a High Tea.

A Ceremony for Our Future will be a prestigious event with guest speakers, local entertainment and a three-course meal. In addition to the celebration, willing young professionals will pair up with the matriculants to offer mentorship. A total of 30 matriculants have already been nominated by the principles of the local schools.

Sponsors, donors or supporters are invited to assist the event in a variety of ways ranging from Financial Sponsorship to Specific Donations as well as any other kind of support. Each sponsor will be given the opportunity to put up branding at the public story telling event, and will be mentioned in the Christmas Newsletter to be sent to all “Friends of Makaphutu”.

Electronic Payments can be made to Abigail Knox; Nedbank Current Account; Acc No: 104 807 9961; Br Code: 104 80911 - Reference: MSLC donation More information on email: