Heritage Week 2015 – Part 1
- by Stephanie Bradley September 26, 2015
The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) celebrates National Heritage Week from 21 – 26 September 2015 in Otjiwarongo with support from Museums Associations of Namibia (MAN).
National Heritage Week is a national event that is celebrated all over Namibia by Museums, Cultural centers and entities that advocate for the importance of our cultural heritage as Namibians.
Cheetah Conservation Fund has invited 4 local primary school’s cultural groups to partake in Heritage Week with us; each school group was asked to come up with an educational presentation that celebrates our cultural diversities as Namibians and to share that with their school and community. CCF asked that the groups integrate a very strong link between Culture and our Natural Heritage e.g. how our Wildlife, Flora and Fauna are interlinked in the importance of our cultural heritage and how they are inseparable.
The four local schools that participated in CCF’s Cultural Heritage Presentation were: Karundu Primary School celebrating San culture, Spes Bona Primary School celebrated Kavango culture, Orwetoveni Primary School celebrated Hereo and Himba culture and Donatus Primary School celebrating Kavango culture. See the winners on our YouTube channel.
CCF allocated each school with a prepitory grant for their respective activities at the school from the 21 to the 25 of September where the cultural group was responsible for exhibiting or presenting their chosen cultural theme through poster presentations, song, dance, poetry, drama, or creating culturally oriented cuisines to their school during heritage week. CCF education staff visited all of the schools during heritage week to witness each school’s cultural heritage presentation to fellow learners.
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