Thursday, July 3, 2014

Day 14 - Day 21: The Journey Continues

Last week, we had a few good events and activities.......

June 25:  Visit To Premier Press Conference
South Africa has nine provinces and we are based in the North West Province.  We were invited to sit in on a live broadcast where the North West Premier, Mr. Supra Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo, was interviewed.  As Premier, he is the top political leader of the province and he was just elected into office a few months ago.  We took a photo with him afterwards but since they were official photographers and haven't shared any photos, we have no evidence!  We were also invited to the SOPA (State of the Province Address) but our credentials ran into problems so we missed it unfortunately.  Our VIP status was short lived afterall!!

The North West Premier being interviewed           P:  W. Denayer

The entire IBM CSC Team with Some University Leaders                       P:  W. Denayer

June 26:  Visit to Bophelong Special School
This is school is for severe intellectually disabled learners (SID). The school is situated in Majemantsho village in Mahikeng.  We had a good time with the kids, played games and taught them how to say hello in French, Portuguese, Spanish, and English.  
Photo:  W. Denayer
 We also had fun playing musical chairs, football (soccer) and other games.  We also enjoyed buying some of the arts and crafts that the students make.
Photo:  W. Denayer

Photo:  W. Denayer

Here is a video of our Grad Student Bokang, dancing in song with the children...

Our entire group with the students...I am way in the back, right hand side with hat on!   Photo:  W. Denayer