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The Southern African weltwarts strategic Workshop Conference

The Southern African weltwarts strategic Workshop Conference was held in Cape Town over a two day period. Partner Originations from right over South Africa and Africa attended the Conference.
Ingrid Daniels gave and introduction, background and objectives of the conference . The Southern African weltwarts Networks (SawN) was discussed, within the weltwarts program, during the Conference in Port Elizabeth from 12 to 15 November 2014. It’s the first program of its kind across the globe and is an Internal community network. The networks first task is to choose a SawN Interim Steering committee. The duties of the SawN Interim Committee will be as follows, to form a network for SawN to strengthen relationships and create an Information Portal. The following day we had 3 workshops where different issues were discussed, the first workshop (lead by Donald Vogel) we attended was about, what communication and market strategies should we consider to increase SawN?

The second workshop was led by Claus-Bernard Pakleppa. This workshop was all about the vision, mission and objectives of SawN. The third workshop(by Igrid Daniels) we discussed, how do we structure SawN and enhance fund-raising for SawN?
To end off the conference a Steering Committee and a Working Committee was selected:The duties of the Steering Committee as follows,stimulate membership fee(quarter of 2016),increase review database by end of January 2016 and contribute to draft proposal funds by end of March 2016.The Working Committee functions would be, admin, fund-raising, research and Communication and Marketing. The next Conference for SawN will be in April 2016.

By: Terri-Lynn Penney on December 2nd 2015 11:16 [0 comments]


peace is the word that make people love each other and peace its start at home at school and also at friends and you have to forgive so that you can have a peace if you have apeace you will respect your choleages and athers and also if you dont have a peace you will have a sin so im trying to say peace is important into our lives.

By: Terri-Lynn Penney on August 20th 2015 01:07 [0 comments]

peace day


Peace is love that you have for other people and respect that you have and you get peace from people who are around you.....And you get peace from your family and friends the people who loves you more than everything.Peace is very important in everyone's life because if you don't have peace you don't have life and you don't have future in this world.

By: Terri-Lynn Penney on August 20th 2015 12:53 [2 comments]



By: Terri-Lynn Penney on August 12th 2015 09:07 [0 comments]

The Peace and Music Project – The last four Years

Nathaniel Nayluza in action during the peace day concert.

During the last four years we have hosted three awarenet Peace Day Concerts with five different schools participating every year. All songs were originally written and rapped in isiXhosa or English, with lots of time and effort going into composing, rhyming and practicing for the big concert. Participating schools were Mary Waters HS, Nombulelo SS, C.M Vellem HPS, Good Shepard PS, Ntaba Maria PS, Khulitso Daniel SS, Nathaniel Nayluza SS. Intense training in lyrics and vocal training was given by Sonic Art Studio. After about 10 weeks of preparation it all came together at our annual Peace Day Concert (International Peace Day: 21/9) which is usually held in the Joza location. Teams competed in rapping, singing and performing against each other for the best overall Peace Song. Overall winners so far were Mary Waters HS, Ntaba Maria PS and Victoria Girls High School respectively.

Good Shepard learners busy recording their Peace Song at the Rhodes Music Department

The best male and female rappers also receive a certificate and a prize for their effort. Another certificate is usually given out for best lyrics. The concerts were well attended by local people.

Subsequently, all songs were recorded professionally once by Sonic Art Studio and twice by the Rhodes University Music and Musicology Department. Two CD launch parties took place so far, the third will happen soon. The overall winners (Mary Waters HS and Ntaba Maria PS) of the best Peace Song also had the opportunity to have their own music video professionally made. Victoria Girls High School’s music video will be produced soon. Mary Waters HS’s video was taken in the areas around their school, while Ntaba Maria PS’s was taken in the Botanical Gardens and at the Settlers Monument with a beautiful view of the city. This year we will be hosting the Peace Day Concert again in September 21 and training for this big day will begin in the third term.

By: Terri-Lynn Penney on July 15th 2015 12:42 [0 comments]

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