|A learner from Nombulelo High telling her story.|
"Imaginations must begin with you, by changing, and the whole world will also change too," said Budaza. He encouraged the learners to be agents of social change. He emphasised the importance of self-discipline, self-respect, and equality in all spheres.
"We must be reflecting on the steps we can take to fix these things. Project 200 Years means putting things together, and mending the past".
Cecyl Essau, the IJR's Senior Project Leader for Schools Oral History took them through steps of oral history and oral traditions and their benefits. The learners were able to learn about sources, their biasness, selectiveness and perspective when it comes to stories and responses.
Kenneth Lukuko, Senior Project Leader for Community Healing has been the main contact between the Busy Bees team, and IJR. His session enabled the learners to tell their own stories, and to respect stories of other people.
"Community healing is about bringing confidence, bravery, respect ...," Lukuko counted some of the things that even the Lwandle Migrant Labourers in Strand managed to show after the interventions of IJR. Their stories were initially written by others, giving their own perspectives about them.