The South African Post Office brought smile to the staff of Albany Museum, in particular the Education and Mobile Museum Service Departments when it donated the much needed stationery for the Dear Mr Mandela…Dear Mrs Parks: Children’s Letters, Global Lessons educational programme. The exhibition is a collaboration of the Nelson Mandela Museum in Umthatha, Eastern Cape, and the Michigan State University in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Welcoming the donation from left to right are Bongani Mgijima (Manager), Nozipho Madinda (Mobile Museum Service), Cathy Lambley (Education) and Thabang Tshobeni (Exhibitions).
The stationery consisted of several items such as: envelopes, pencils, Sharpeners, pens, rulers, crayons, art cases and A4/80/500 sheets reams.
Enthusiasm has already engulfed learners to as far as farm schools. Sinovuyo Loteni, 12, of Fort Brown Farm School and living at Kwandwe Game Reserve wrote to Former State President Nelson Mandela saying:
Thank you for give us a good education, and give us things for school Still give us food [sic].
Both Lambley and Madinda could not contain their excitement, given the financial constraints that museums experience as non-profit organizations.
Selected letters will be posted very soon.