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Tapestries Telling Stories: Celebrating Change

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Open from Friday 19 September 2008
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This exhibition of 12 door-size tapestries celebrates the successful partnerships between Africa!Ignite, MiET (Media in Education Trust) and the KZN Department of Education. Their aim to establish 200 education centres in deep rural areas across KwaZulu-Natal and the North-West Province was achieved with the help of funds received from the Royal Netherlands Embassy.

Africa Ignite tapestry

These centres increase access to educational resources, provide training for teachers and learners and support community development. The tapestries were made by creative members of these communities in response to workshops at the centres where adults and children told the stories of their area. The aims were to connect rural and urban Africa, communicate Africa's education messages and stories and to celebrate the creativity, warmth, wisdom and successes of Africa's people.

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