On the 5th and 6th February 2011 two staff members from Albany Museum, Nozipho Madinda and Boniswa Tana attended a Makana Edutourism launch held at 1820 Settlers National Monument at Grahamstown. The exhibitions were represented by Albany Museum, Nelm, Saiab, Rhodes University and other business places. Ms Nozipho Madinda had a talk with the visitors about the history of the Albany Museum and its departments and Ms Boniswa Tana explained the early age stone tool.
The Makana Municipal Manager Ms Ntombi Baart welcomed everybody. The director of Makana Edutourism Project, Margeret Wolff defined the project as ‘a project of the Grahamstown Foundation partnering with the Makana Local Municipality and Makana Tourism’. The project is founded with funds from the European Union through the Thina Sinako Programme. She also said that Makana Edutourism promotes travel for formal and informal long learning in unique natural, historical and multicultural environment in the Makana Region of the Eastern Cape.
Why Makana Edutourism in Grahamstown? It is because the artist performs here. Many schools come to Grahamstown for various Grahamstown Foundation activities, in particular. Science and National Arts Festivals are at Makana and participants at Makana have unique activities. She acknowledge that Rhodes University as an associate to this project. Amaphiko township dancers entertained the audience and with outstanding performances. She thanked the staff and the visitors.
The launch was a wonderful event and with lots learning opportunities.