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Friday, March 6, 2020


(Rotary representatives with Phansi Museum staff members as well as principals and visual art teachers from the Clermont area representing participating schools. Photo by Ayanda Hadebe)

Durban's Phansi Museum (The Ubuntu Art Museum) will be getting a boost in its education programme thanks to generous benefactors from Rotary International.

After months of fundraising, the Museum has finally struck a partnership that will allow local school children to benefit from the Museum's rich culture and knowledge.

Participating schools will be invited to send their grade 10-11 students, to a half-day stay at the museum. Students will be introduced to the objectives of the museum, the African Art Centre and educational programme.

The project is being funded by the Rotary International through the Brunswick Maine Rotary Club who initiated the project after a donation from Friends of Phansi, Peter and Linda Tollman, and their friends.

John Dennen and Indrani Dennen, who exiled themselves to America in the early 80s, have supported Phansi's school's programme in the past as well as providing much medical help to the Mariannhill Hospital.

John is now the Chairman of the Brunswick Rotary Club. As local supervisors of this project and responsible paymasters, they selected the Durban Rotary Club who will require monthly progress and expenditure reports.

For more information contact Phansi Museum on 031 206 2889 or email Phansi is situated at 500 Esther Roberts Road, Glenwood.