Event

Date : 1 / Sep / 2016

2016 Ugu District Storytelling Festival

Uvongo Civic Centre

The Department of Education in partnership with the Gcinamasiko Arts and Heritage Trust will be hosting the 2016 Ugu District Storytelling Festival

  • Dates:              1st September – Uvongo Civic Centre

                                  2nd September – Umzinto Town Hall

  • Target:             Schools(Grades 4 – 12), 2 Special Needs Schools and 38 Ordinary Public Schools
  • Participants:   20 schools – Uvongo Civic centre

                                  20 schools – Umzinto Town hall

  • Invited:            4 Circuits and +/- 300 people (each venue)
  • Entry fee:        FREE

The Ugu District Storytelling Festival will be taking place for the 3rd time since its inception in 2014. The Department of Education and the Gcinamasiko Arts and Heritage Trust jointly initiated this endeavor and to date, 80 schools have benefitted from donated books over the past two years from this partnership. Not only has Dr. Gcina Mhlophe been telling stories at the festivals, she has also been very instrumental through the Gcinamasiko Arts and Heritage Trust organisation in mobilizing schools through her vibrant passion and motivational skills. Gcinamasiko Festivals have become an annual event in Ugu district as the Organisation ensures that schools come from all the 17 Circuits. Schools participate in a range of activities, including Story telling, Poetry, Drama, Music and Dance. The Festival also enjoys the support of Local Municipalities, who assist by donating venues for the project. In 2015, the Vulamehlo Local Municipality sponsored the whole event and purchased books for all participating schools. This year’s Festival will involve 2 Special Needs schools as part of an inclusivity initiative.

Washu Mama Kimi // Gcina Mhlophe and Bheki Khoza - Hope Song
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  2. Sanibonani // Gcina Mhlophe and Bheki Khoza - Hope Song
  3. Ngiyabonga Nkosi // Gcina Mhlophe and Bheki Khoza - Hope Song
  4. Khumbulani // Gcina Mhlophe and Bheki Khoza - Hope Song
  5. Hope Song // Gcina Mhlophe and Bheki Khoza - Hope Song
  6. Bones of Memory // Gcina Mhlophe and Bheki Khoza - Hope Song
  7. Abantu Besizwe // Hope Song
  8. Abadala // Gcina Mhlophe and Bheki Khoza - Hope Song