Five learners off to Sweden

2015-05-07 06:00
Madoda Mahlutshana, principal of Chris Hani Secondary School, Gina Nombuyiselo, Maswana Busiswa, Hatana Bonga, teacher Siwundla Nolufefe, Zingithwa Busiswa, Unathi Makhambi and teacher Daphne Zwane, looking happy ahead of their overseas tri.   


Madoda Mahlutshana, principal of Chris Hani Secondary School, Gina Nombuyiselo, Maswana Busiswa, Hatana Bonga, teacher Siwundla Nolufefe, Zingithwa Busiswa, Unathi Makhambi and teacher Daphne Zwane, looking happy ahead of their overseas tri. PH

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Chris Hani Secondary School continues to shine like a bright star in the sky, in the mould of its namesake, the late revolutionary leader who was assassinated more than a decade ago.

Five of the eponymous school’s learners have been selected to form part of the group of eight others that will perform at an international event in Sweden, in October.

They will be performing at an event called the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child.

They will perform marimba music, solo renditions and dance routines at the event.

The learners are Busisiwe Zingithwa, Unathi Makhambi, Busisiwe Maswana, Nombuyiselo Gina, Bonga Hatana from the school and the other learners from the other schools are Andreas Coxson, Siko Gansen and Cassidy van der Westhuizen.

The learners will each receive R25 000, to cover their flight tickets, passports, visas, and accommodation.

They will also be given 200 US dollars each.

The learners will also attend specialist music training to equip them with skills to become world class performers.

The learners will also share the stage with her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden.

Madoda Mahlutshana, school principal, said the selection of the learners is a big achievement for the school.

“We feel so delighted and excited about it. They will get a chance to showcase their talent at the international level. This is something that we are proud of as a school. They are looking forward to the event. It works as a catalyst to break the barriers and make the children know about the issues affecting other countries and children around the world,” he shared.

It will be the third time that some of the learners from the school will take part in the event in Sweden.

In the past. the learners performed during the World Children’s Prize ceremony which was held in Cape Town, early in the year, where Kailash Satyarthi, from India, Javier Stauring, of USA and Phymean Noun of Cambodia were selected as this year’s candidates for the World Children’s Prize.

World Children’s Prize talks about issues that affect children such as child trafficking, child labour, general human rights and other issues and it also makes them more aware of their rights.

Zingithwa was over the moon after her selected. “I am very happy to be part of the group. Maswana said she was happy to be part of the event for the third time.

“I feel very happy to once again get this opportunity. The learners will stay for two weeks in Sweden

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