Libraries honour community members

2016-11-08 06:00
Siyabathanda Day Care Centre members Damtie Sikhakhane, Nomvula Mvuyane and Bajabulile Dlamini. Photo: Nosipho Mkhize

Siyabathanda Day Care Centre members Damtie Sikhakhane, Nomvula Mvuyane and Bajabulile Dlamini. Photo: Nosipho Mkhize

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DISTRICT Nine Libraries held community upliftment events during October and November.
The recent event was held at the Qashana Khuzwayo Library in Clermont where the community was given the opportunity to showcase indigenous arts and crafts.
At the event the winners of the Clermont Library Bookworm Club and the Make the Awards were announced. Entertainment was provided by several schools - Abantwana Benkosi and Sithengile, a group called Born to be Stars and Hlulitheku.

District Nine Libraries spokesperson, Angela Hounsell said: “The objective behind this event was to highlight the place of indigenous arts and crafts as a profitable income- generating option and to promote existing local entrepreneurs. The crafts on show were home décor, fine art, ladies fashion, jewellery and accessories. Exhibitors addressed attendees on their respective crafts and displayed their work.

“The Bookworm Club features prominently on the library calendar, and aims at encouraging literacy and reading among young readers. Records are kept of all books read by Bookworm Club members during the year and those having made the most progress are recognised. Entertainment comprised dance, drama and poetry, all beautifully executed, and showed much talent.”

District Nine Libraries also held an event recently at Macedonia Church Hall in Motala Heights to honour the elderly under its Honour the Aged programme.

“This event honoured senior citizens and brought together the youth and the senior citizens of the area, irrespective of culture. It therefore encouraged social cohesion between community members by the passing on of the history and achievements of the area from the seniors to the youth. This community takes great pride in their area, which was evident by the personal memoirs given.

“The programme comprised talks on the history of Motala Heights, personal experiences of some of the community members, who compared life today to that of their youth, entertainment items provided by pupils from the Motala Heights School as well as a Glamorous Gran and Smart Granddad contest.
“Attendees were made to feel honoured and special and enjoyed the event, reminiscing over past memories and celebrating the advances that have been made in the area, such as the opening of the Motala School in 1994, the addition of a second and third temple, the library and the clinic.

“Councillors Ngcobo and Marlaine Nair attended this event and gave their full support. This event was enjoyed by all.”

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