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Friday, 25th March 2022

Makana Tourism recently took a shot'left to a digital storytelling exhibition organised by Rhodes University Community Engagement (RUCE). It was an evening of sharing, reflecting, and listening to the stories about our City, region and lives - a truly educational and inspirational experience.

The exhibition took place at the RUCE Social Innovation Hub, a public digital resource centre, with the goal of bridging the digital divide and improving social cohesion in the community using innovative digital methods.

The following are the storytellers that kept us intrigued:

Community engagement through the eyes of Georgie Snaddon - She shares her quest of intrigue and intuition during her involvement in community engagement.

My Makhanda by Nomfundo Lukwe - Discover Makhanda through the eyes of a born and raised resident.

Decolonialising the Mind by Selloane Mokuku - An experienced theatre maker, story teller, academic, writer and performer.

Asante Msimang’s story - Bravely shares her experience of coping with mental illness.

Waste Not Want Not by Shraddha Patnala - Shares her journey to reduce her footprint on the earth.

My Volunteering Journey by Lunathi Mangqunge -Shares her experience on what it’s like being a mentor to post-matric learners who are older and more experienced than her.

Gospel Singer, Abongile Mbebe - Shares her journey to success in the music industry reflecting on both good and the challenging moments.

Being an African in Africa by Busisiwe Chimaliro - Her story is about how she overcame the challenges with her identity due to being a mixed African lady (Malawian and South African).

Storytelling with Kokwana by Jamela Basani Hoveni - Shares what storytelling means to her family, showing us how stories have the power to share knowledge and shape future generations.

Die Kinders van die Bos by Joslin Abrahams-Bauer - She recalls her unique upbringing deep in the forests of Tsitsikamma.

River Connections by Sukh Mantel - Captivating story about South Africa’s rivers and how they connect us all.

Siphosethu Zono - Shares how unexpected challenges led to him pursuing a career in video production.

If you would like to view these stories and more, you can find more digital stories on their YouTube channel: Social Innovation Hub

Should you also have any questions about digital story telling or future workshops at the Social Innovation Hub, you can email Thandiwe Matyobeni at t.matyobeni@ru.ac.za

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