Sharing Madiba’s greatness

2017-09-05 06:00
Photo: suppliedMatthew Willman at Hillcrest High School last week.

Photo: suppliedMatthew Willman at Hillcrest High School last week.

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“IF you want to be relevant, you must serve,” these words of the late Nelson Mandela, were shared with Hillcrest High pupils by Matthew Willman, who visited the school last week.

Willman is one of South Africa’s most renowned photographers, who has worked as a commissioned photographer to the Nelson Mandela Foundation and alongside Mandela for 10 years. 

He brought history alive through his magnificent and iconic photographs, and in the retelling of his Madiba stories, keeping pupils entranced lesson after lesson.

Pupils were reminded of the values behind our country’s incredible Constitution, and urged to fight against the poverty-creating attitudes of apathy and indifference. 

Through Willman’s story-telling style, pupils were once again inspired to put Hillcrest High’s values of honour, hard work and service into practice in their own lives.

“We are certain that Willman’s inspirational words will take root in the lives of many of our pupils and Hillcrest High extends an enormous thank you to the Matthew Willman Arts Trust and to Matthew in particular, for serving our school in this way.
“We await in eager anticipation, Matthew’s latest book, to be released later this year,” said Nicola L. Kidgell, marketing and public relations officer for Hillcrest High School.

For more information on Willman’s work visit http://www.matt hewwillman.co.za/ - Supplied.

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