THE HEAVENS OPENED AND SO DID KHUMBULANI
Rain is a sign of good luck, especially in Africa. It fertilises the soil, waters plants, satiates wildlife, sustains communities, and it promises prosperity. On the morning that the Khumbulani Health and Education Resource Centre was poised to open, the heavens opened, too.
Thankfully for our guests, performers, and important attendees, after giving her much-appreciated blessing, Mother Nature cleared the sky just in time for Khumbulani’s official opening ceremony to begin.
The day will long be remembered by parents, teachers, sponsors, and all those who attended which is fitting considering ‘remember’ is precisely what Khumbulani means in Xhosa. This was the theme of Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s inspiring address.
For Premier Zille, remembrance is a two-way street; one that not only looks back to the past but one that extends into the future. She urged those in the audience to not only remember where we came from and the important lessons that we have learnt along the way, but to also remember our children and the legacy we are leaving behind for them long after we have departed.
Premier Helen Zille, for taking the time out of her exceptionally busy schedule to join us
Rhino Africa Staff and CSR who contributed their time and efforts on this day to make sure everything ran smoothly
Rhino Africa Media Production Team for capturing the day on camera
The staff at Khumbulani who made everyone feel welcome
The ladies of the Khayelitsha community who prepared a delicious buffet for the event
Ikamva labantu support