NELSON MANDELA COMIC EXHIBITION at the NELSON MANDELA YOUTH & HERITAGE CENTRE, QUNU
The Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu recently launched an array of fun and educational activities for children and youth in line with its objectives to be an institution of thought and learning.
The activities include the launch a comic exhibition and a Nelson Mandela board game, the presentation of an exciting poetry book called My Zone, and a Nelson Mandela activity book. All were inspired by the Museum’s need to reach out to schools and communities across South Africa.
The comic exhibition, called the Madiba Legacy series of comics, was a donation to the Museum from the national Department of Education. The exhibition teaches youth about the process of making a comic strip and introduces them to the technology involved in the process. The comic is also used as a vehicle to educate communities about Mr Mandela’s legacy and promotes sustainable interest in the arts.
Says Mr Khwezi ka Mpumlwana, Nelson Mandela Museum CEO: “We are committed to aligning all our programmes to the curriculum of the National Department of Education. We are always looking for different ways of engaging our visitors in different educational activities and this is just one of the other unique ways we are reaching out. These materials will go a long way in passing and imparting Mr Mandela’s the legacy.”