Training children to find their ‘roots’

2018-06-26 06:00
PHOTO: phindile shoziKaz Wilson teaches children about South African roots and culture.

PHOTO: phindile shoziKaz Wilson teaches children about South African roots and culture.

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HER love for the history of South Africa is what drove Kaz Wilson to start school holiday camps where she teaches children about the roots and culture of the South African people.

Wilson is a nutritionist, pot-culturist and yoga teacher who loves giving knowledge to people about how life was lived before everything changed.

Wilson said that, during school holidays, children come to her to learn about the roots of their African forefathers.

“The life that was lived back in the day was different then now. The children who attend my ‘workshops’ think that they sit and watch television but it’s different,” said Wilson.

She said, when they get to her home, she takes them to her garden to harvest vegetables with their bare hands — not using gloves because she wants them to feel how the forefathers used to do it.

“They harvest the vegetables and herbs before they chop and prepare them. They also learn how to make dough for the bread.

“When they are done doing all that, we teach them how to make fire outside the house and they cook the food they have prepared,” she explained.

Wilson said the reason they teach these skills is because children should have balance in life and they might one day need these skills to help themselves in future.

“By doing this we are trying to fight all the segregation and racism towards one another and, instead, promote togetherness and love,” she said.

She said they are doing this with children, to ‘plant a good seed’ while they still young and also help the children get to know more of their own country and love it.

Wilson said that when the children leave her house they all say that they had the best day of their lives because they’ve never experienced that way of living before.

She encouraged the community to contact her on 072 084 3555 for more information and to allow their children to experience the ‘African Culture’ as well.

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