28 September 2011
ROBBEN ISLAND VISIT
The Albany Museum has been invited to send four learners to Robben Island Museum’s Isivivane Solwazi 2011 Spring School Nation Building Camp, Mobile Museum Services Head of Department Nozipho Madinda, will accompany Zintle Mali from Masihlangane Secondary School King Williams Town, Nkosiyabo Magwadi Masakhane Combined farm School Seven Fountains, Nyumka Amanda from Sakhingomso farm School Hope Fountain and Lelethu Mto from Khutliso Daniels Secondary School. The public Relations and Marketing Officer Zongezile Matshoba will also join the team and facilitate one of the electives.
Ex-political prisoners will teach the learners more about Robben Island where they will discuss the theme ‘What can you define as your heritage and how are you safe guarding it?’
Before the trip, the learners have to research the topic. They will also be required to bring a set of traditional clothing, and be able to explain when it is worn, by whom and why it is important to them or their community. It will be an opportunity for the learners to celebrate the culture and introduce it to other learners from South Africa and Namibia.
The Spring School is from 30 September to 9 October 2011. During their time on the Island, participants will take a journey to discover its history of banishment, hardship, isolation and imprisonment but also learn about resistance and triumph of human spirit.