Friday 25 July 2014

A sneak preview of the some of the jewellery that will be on sale 
made by DUT Jewellery Design Students
a portion of profits goes to ARROWSA Bechet intercultural exchange

See you at the opening!

Wednesday 16 July 2014


Sertanya Reddy (right in above photo) once more used her USA PhD vacation time to make a difference  in her home town Durban, South Africa.  Sertanya, an ex ARROWSA management and CCMS, UKZN student rallied all her friends, family and colleagues to once more collect donations of clothing, food and toys for the Jabulani community centre.  Sertanya raised R1800 that was spent on basic food stuffs such as mielie meal, rice, zamp, tea, sugar, cooking oil, tinned fish, beans, split peas and barley as well as cleaning products.

ARROWSA Bechet coordinator, Bheki Dlamini is also leader of Bechet Interact and he and the Interact team heeded Sertanya's call for donations with bags of clothing,toys and tinned food.The ARROWSA management and family (especially Carla Elliot) too responded well with clothing, food and cash donations.

We were once more given a warm welcome by Jabulani staff, especially Gloria Shange and Sister Marco, and the community children and all the clothes were handed out to the children while we were there.

The food will be used in the Jabulani kitchen where large meals are cooked everyday in massive black iron pots heated by wood fires.

The Jabulani centre has expanded their sewing facilities and we were impressed by the high quality of bags and children's tracksuits that the community women are making at the centre.  To sustain this part of their community work they need donations of pieces or scraps of material.

The carpentry workshop too appears to have expanded with the production of neat cupboards from donated wood.

The large vegetable gardens now include terraces with retaining walls and although it is now winter there is still evidence of care and planting in preparation for the spring crops.

ARROWSA would like to thank Sertanya for including us and ARROWSA will continue to support Jabulani as it provides a much needed service to its community.

If you would like to make a donation to Jabulani contact ARROWSA or see their contact details in the letter below.


Monday 7 July 2014

KZN Museum Services Curators’ Training Workshop

Date: 27 June 2014
Venue: Comrades House Museum

Basic Principles of Storytelling: Storytelling Workshop; 

by ARROWSA, Mary Lange, Aslina and Onela Madikizela and Khanyisile Mfayela

Pictures  by Nonduduzo Ndulini

The team

The participants

Participant ice-breaker interaction


The team performing stories

Participant storytelling interaction

Principles of storytelling and application in museums' discussion

Friday 4 July 2014

ARROWSA Upcoming events

Besides our ongoing school museum and Palmiet Nature Reserve programmes we have some exciting intercultural exchange events coming up in the ARROWSA calendar over the next four months of 2014!

Indra ARROWSA India Lucknow intercultural exchange
 visit to  Durban  
     Fri 18th to Wed 23 July   

Indra Congress Director, David Oddie 
visit to Durban and present anti-bullying school workshops and university lectures 
(his flight is funded by the National Arts Council)
                                                             Wed 30th July to Mon 11th Aug  
                    Teachers' Cooling Conflict workshopby David Oddie at Bechet High                    
Wed 6 August from 12h00 to 14h30


ARROWSA Bechet public performance
 at Bechet High School 
of Imbewu Yesizwe II 
                                            written and directed by Bhekithemba Dlamini                                             Sat 2nd August 14h00

ARROWSA, DUT Jewellery Dept and Local History Museums
Collaborative Jewellery exhibition opening
'Durban Deco'
during the World Architectural Conference week
Tues 5th Aug
16h30 for 17h00 
The Old Court House Museum
Durban City Centre
Guest speaker Indra Congress Director David Oddie
Performances by ARROWSA Bechet

             Art Deco architecture - Quadrant House Durban  and  Hollywood Court Durban

Local History Museum's school Passbook Competition prize giving
18th September

Heritage Day Msunduzi Museum Pietermaritzburg Storytelling
19th September

ARROWSA, Local History Museum collaboration
 researched Bergtheil Museum Palmiet Nature Reserve exhibit 
'Who left this behind?' launch
at Bergtheil Museum Westville
30th September


and NHC funded CCMS, UKZN book launch 
of ARROWSA project managed
'Engraved Landscape Biesje Poort: Many Voices'
at Bergtheil Museum Westville
30th September

ARROWSA and South Roots Kalahari intercultural exchange trip
4th  to 12th October

Please join us at the exhibition launches and support our intercultural exchange projects!
For more details contact us at