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Impressive Heritage Day Celebrations at BOSASA YDC

2016/10/12 Heritage Day is an important day in our country; it signifies the beauty of the various cultures South Africa is blessed with as well as the unity of the country as a whole.  The Youth Development Centres have always celebrated Heritage Day and this year was no different.  This year, the event was held a few days after Heritage Day to accommodate all the stakeholders.  



Luxolo Malindi, Regional Coordinator of BOSASA Youth Development Centres in the Eastern Cape, welcomed the guests and explained the importance of the day.  The event was jam-packed with activities from drama depicting African values of Ubuntu (humility), compassion and communal life.



The song and dance activities were an expression of love, history, storytelling and affection towards one another.  Poetry and praise singing marked the age old culture in the African heritage of conveying the values and principles in our traditions and culture.  

The food prepared and served was traditional dishes that has been consumed by Africans for many years.  While the dress code was traditional, modern design elements showed how progressive African cultures have advanced and embraced modern demands to cover oneself in the public domain.

The standard of preparation and coordination continues to get better every year at BOSASA Youth Development Centres, as noted by Luxolo Malindi. He went on to say, “It makes all of us proud to note that our organising committee, those responsible for preparing the children and the children themselves, all strive for improvement from previous years when they plan and prepare for Heritage Day.  Our guests from head office have also noted this. You can be proud of yourselves and I want to encourage you to continue in this way. You are moving in the right direction.”

Heritage Day events were held in other BOSASA Youth Development Centres countrywide, they were also reported to be well planned, coordinated and received.


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