Kitsong Social Change-Maker’s is an after-school club dedicated to questioning and improving the world around us. Over the past few weeks, the learners have been identifying issues within the Phokeng community and coming up with ways they can make change. This week at Social Change-Maker’s we discussed the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The learners shared how the attacks made them feel, why they think they are happening, and how we could make our community a safe space. Following the discussion, Kitsong learners created a mural for peace in Africa. Using chalk, the learners expressed their feelings against xenophobia, and the need to unite our communities. After covering a good portion of the wall in chalk, we came together in a compliment circle. A ball of string was tossed from learner to learner as they complimented each other for their art-work, their kindness, and friendship. Each student left with a friendship bracelet from the activity. The mural is currently on display at the Kitsong campus.
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The last lesson on a Tuesday is our culture period. This Tuesday the students had the choice of playing Chess, quick Scrabble or writing poetry with our new Fulbright volunteers. The Headmaster, Mr Krige, challenged the best student chess player to a game and Lesane Rampete was unanimously pushed forward. The atmosphere was tense and a small crowd soon gathered. A momentary lack of concentration from Lesane was all Mr Krige needed to remove his queen and subsequently win the game.
Quick Scrabble was played in pairs and much fun was had by all. Students challenged each other’s spelling and a row broke out when someone tried to slip in a Setswana word.