PRESS RELEASE: Ambassadors of Change Driving Heritage Day

Formally known as Shaka Day before 1995, Heritage Day is a national holiday and gives South Africans a chance to pause and take stock how their diversity can contribute to building a better South Africa.This day brings different forms of cultural appreciation and celebration nationally, as the young and old embrace their cultural identity in various ways and in spaces.  

Ambassadors of Change (AOC), is hosting an event that will take place on Saturday, 24th September 2016 at the Methodist Church in Makhaza. As country with different cultures, with many people from Africa, this youth organisation saw the need to give the Khayelitsha community a chance to reflect on themselves and their past, present and future- more specifically the youth of this country.

Ambassadors of Change is a youth organization that was founded in February 2016 by a dynamic group of young people in Makhaza that saw the need to drive change using innovative tools for development. Faith Thando Sidinana, who is one of the members of AOC, is part of the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Network of just over 2000 young leaders who are active citizens for public good.

We are aiming at encouraging people to learn about their culture, our National flag, our national anthem and other symbols of historic importance. We want to celebrate our achievements as a nation and look forward to a peaceful and prosperous future”, says Faith.

The Deputy Minister in The Presidency, Mr. Buti Manamela, is expected to give a keynote speech at the event, along with other inspirational speakers with various youth development backgrounds. The dynamic cultural group of young dancers: The Proud Young Dancers, under the Texas Battle Foundation, will be rendering a traditional dance performance.

The event will take place at:

40878 Gwegweleza Street

Makhaza

Khayelitsha

7784

To confirm your attendance, contact Faith on 0786831829 .

For Media Related Queries, contact

Nelisa Ngqulana

ACTIVATE! Communications Manager

Email: nelisa@localhost

Cell: 0738178017

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