Celebrating heritage through storytelling

Six high schools and six primary schools will participate in the storytelling programme hosted by Handbook Media, Radio Bushbuckridge and other stakeholders such as the National Lotteries Commission.

“The idea is just simple, we have a lot of extraordinary stories to celebrate, but then we do not have a platform to tell these stories. So, we have started a project with Radio Bushbuckridge where we are currently in an initial stage of training our facilitators, the staff, to go to schools and teach learners about storytelling.”

“We have identified 12 schools within Bushbuckridge which will all become beneficiaries of the project. It has been funded for by the National Lotteries Commission. We have an element of storytelling as black people. Therefore, we aim to celebrate our heritage and revive the culture of storytelling.

“We have heritage sites, for example the Three Rondavels, there are many untold stories, and we should embrace them,” Kwinda added. The six high schools will be more focused on serious stories, which require a lot of research such as heroism, while the primary schools will be taking part in the folklores and fairy-tale stories.

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