Tuesday, 30 November 2010
HAMBURG Old Hall,
Friday 17 December 2010 @ 17h00 for 17h30
Donations at the door
Ceramic studio and Gift Shop will be open on 16, 17 and 18 Dec with artists in attendance.
Enquiries: Helen 082 664 1190 / firstname.lastname@example.org
'Classics at the Castle',
Saturday 18 December @ 14:30 for15h00
Tickets in advance only @ R60 from Kowie News Agency (tel 046-624 2036)
Enquiries Sue 082 4567 437 / email@example.com
All proceeds to support the Keiskamma Music Academy.
Art and craft articles from the Keiskamma Art Project will be for sale aswell as the new book of the Music Academy.
The Keiskamma Music Academy is a programme of the Keiskamma Trust in ruralEastern Cape. We enhance and enrich the lives of the vulnerable ruralchildren of Hamburg and surrounds through the opportunity of a musiceducation.
Monday, 29 November 2010
Art- Exhibition in Gaborone with Kuru Project - from the 24th of November to the 3rd of December 2010
From Mmegi Online
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Sunday, 14 November 2010
Reaching a hand of hope across the ocean, an Edmonton silent auction of North American and South African art raised just under $17,000 to support artists in rural South Africa who are part of the award-winning Keiskamma Art Project.
Hosted by Women of Hope (part of the Stephen Lewis Grandmother to Grandmother movement) and Keiskamma Canada Foundation, the October 23 event at Edmonton’s Timms Centre for the Arts featured over 30 works donated by North American artists as well as exciting new pieces from South Africa.
South Africa’s contribution of textile artwork depicted scenes of birds, plant life, and other animals, crafted in brightly coloured collages of recycled and hand felted fabric. One distinct hanging, Cynthia’s Cloth, featuring a characteristic sacred cow, was a beautiful tribute to the earliest beadwork crafts initiated by the Art Project in Hamburg, SA.
Special guests at the auction included a South African grandmother and granddaughter who were visiting Alberta as part of AfriGrand Caravan, a Stephen Lewis initiative.
Annette Woudstra, Director of Keiskamma Trust, provided a brief update on the work in South Africa, where shortages in anti-AIDS medication are adding enormous strain to already burdened budgets.
Proceeds from the event will support The Keiskamma Trust, whose programs bring hope and healing in a neglected region of South Africa that is battling AIDS and ninety per cent unemployment.
Keiskamma Canada FoundationPO Box 34199, 126 Kingsway Mall Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaT5G 3G4www.keiskammacanada.com
Friday, 5 November 2010
Fortunately for us, Partners in Health whose training programme we were to follow, have produced an excellent trainers manual, with step-by-step instructions on how to proceed. Our training event picked up steam during the week and by all their reports our participants had a most informative and entertaining experience.
The purpose of the week’s programme was to familiarise future Xhosa-speaking trainers with the Village Health Worker’s Handbook, adapted from Partners in Health’s Accompagnateur handbook and with PIH-designed training methods. The Handbook was well received by course participants. It is written in comfortable English and a number of participants on the course felt that it would be most useful to VHWs in the field.
The train the trainer course covered recognition of HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted infections; management of HIV and TB; psycho-social support skills and duties and responsibilities of Village Health Workers.
The PIH training manual is full of engaging and interesting activities. The highlight was probably our Thursday afternoon ‘radio show’ when participants ‘phoned in’ questions to a panel of expert Village Health Workers, for their responses to various challenges that would be presented to VHWs at work.
We are happy to report that our expert trainer has been released by the Rwandan police and that the charges brought against him were proven to have been false.
Post by Dr. Paul Roux