In recognition of the former South African president Nelson Mandela’s efforts in spearheading the tenets of peace, democracy, freedom and reconciliation through various endeavors, South Africa and the world celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day. The day commemorates Mandela’s life and legacy, and is a global movement to encourage charity and volunteering in the interest of the collective community good.
In line with these principals, the South African embassy in collaboration with the Al Kharafi Activity Kids Centre, organized a musical evening dedicated to African culture and tradition at the Centre’s premises on 29 October. The theme for the evening was ‘Take Action. Inspire Change’, which was emphasized during the arts fair held on the sidelines.
As a special guest on the occasion, the South African Deputy Minister for Arts and Culture Rejoice Thizwilondi Mabudafhasi, who was part of the South African Fine Arts delegation on a recent visit to Kuwait, attended the event along with the South African Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Mzolisa Bona. The arts exhibition showcased a colorful array of South African crafts as well as other imaginative creations from the center’s participants, with children enthusiastically involved.