The quote, “you strike a woman, you strike a rock,” might date back to 9 August 1956 in South Africa’s history, but it’s a phrase that continues to inspire and strengthen South African women from all walks of life.
To mark National Women’s Day in South Africa, 29 children from Mullersrus Primary School were treated to a special workshop at Trust House in Suurbraak, to honour the special women in their lives.
After a brief history of this day, the children were taken through a journey of reflection and gratitude by the Light From Africa Foundation’s (LFAF) facilitators, Charl and Hetta.
During an arts and crafts session, the children expressed their gratitude to the significant women in their lives—their mothers, grannies, teachers, aunts, sisters, and many others, by designing bespoke cards and fabric hearts, to be given to their special women.
A surprise visit by accomplished violinist, Michele Shepherd, added another dimension to the day. This was a real treat for our children, who also enjoyed yummy sandwiches and soup prepared by Hetta.
A sincere thanks to Michele Shepherd for introducing the children to the violin, and photographer Hendrik Mentz, who volunteered his time to capture the special day.
On behalf of the Light From Africa Foundation team, we would like to wish all the women in our lives a very happy Women’s Day!