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Nelson Mandela Museum Winter School Camp Program 2011

July 08, 2011

The Nelson Mandela Museum hosted educators and Learners at the Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre in Qunu, Mthatha. The Winter School camp program resumed on the 05th July and will end on the 10th of July 2011.

The notion behind the establishment of the winter school camp programme is inspired by the youth of 1976 who reflected on their situation and later survived all obstacles.  To be on par with the 1976 generation, the 2011 Winter School Camp Programme slogan is ‘Embracing Open Minds’.

The winter school camp programme attracts school going youth and educators from all nine provinces of South Africa and seven district municipalities of the Eastern Cape.

Manager of the Nelson Mandela Museum’s Education and Outreach Programs Phumeza Mandela said: “We foresee education as a corner stone to learner development in order to meet country’s need. We also have an obligation to educate, inform, entertain, and to capacitate Learners.

In achieving the mandate bestowed to us, we pledge to utilise our unique resources and become more responsive to the needs of the learners and society. As an Institution we augment the curriculum by exposing learners and the society to the historical exhibitions at our disposal”.

Endorsing Phumeza Mandela’s sentiments senior manager Noel Solani Says, “the Nelson Mandela Museum through its winter school camp programmes plays an important role in shaping the future of the learners and educator excellence.  Our programmes involve learners and educators from all nine provinces of South Africa and seven district municipalities of the Eastern Cape.

We also pledge to encourage peace, democracy, and transparency at schools, in government, and in communities: preaching the ideals of Nelson Mandela.

It is through Nelson Mandela’s inspiration that we see ourselves as a Learner Friendly Institution”.

“Enhancing Nelson Mandela’s Legacy through Youth beyond 2010”

‘Embracing Open Minds’


For Further Details contact

Nokuzola Tetani

Senior Marketing Manager

Nelson Mandela Museum

082 4834643

  • Thabang mawela

    i miss being part of these program i was part of it in 2007 and 2008 i loved my stay there i learned a great of things that have made me appreciate being an African and of been a proud African i am now i remember the last time i was there the theme was a ”journey of discovery” and now i am in Ghana discovering……… i wish and hope to go there again sometime in my life again

    • Nelsonmandelamuseum

      Hi Thabang

      Thank you for your imput and we are happy to here from you. Is it possible to give us a brief about your trip in Ghana? You are always weclome to visit us again in Qunu. You could let us know in advance when you are visiting us so we could arrange other young people to interact with.

      The museum is looking forward to host you in future.

  • makhi nobhozoyi

    that was awesome I was the part of this camp in the 2007/2008 I learnt a lot from it I would like to be part of this museum but I dont know how to pay back

    • Nelsonmandelamuseum

      Hi Makhi

      Thank you for your imput, we are happy to here from you.

      The Museum appreciates that you acquired knowledge through its programmes and we would therefore encourage you to initiate educational/cultural/vocational activities that will inspire and develop youth within your community.

      however you are welcome to participate in our current programs that we are running, such as The Mandela Day, we will update you on next years theme. This year, our theme was ‘preservation of earth buildings’ centered arround an old and illiterate lady who stayed in a delapidated mud hut with her grandson. The campaign has paid off as an RDP house has been built for her.

      Continue to be an ambassador of the Nelson Mandela Museum and an advocate of Dr Nelson Mnadela’s values.

  • S.Cweba


    i would like to know if the museum offers any internships to students who study art and how to go about it and contact details

    • admin

      Dear Mr Cweba, kindly accept our apologies. We do not have any internship programmes looking at arts. We have an annual programme, Arts Incubator which is targeting striving artists and equips them with various skills to better or enrich themselves for the future.

      Check out our facebook page together with the website for updates looking at dates.

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