A collaborative project including ARROWSA, South Roots International, and Indra.
Each of the South African hubs worked on how they could pay it forward. ARROWSA management, friends, and family gave donations towards South Roots’ initiative to help feed children during the lockdown, this continued after the lockdown was eased and is still part of South Roots outreach (see South Roots Instagram page).
of ARROWSA Bechet voluntarily hosted a workshop with students and Bechet high
school ranging from grade 10-12 on bio-degradable items, the students were
divided into groups so that we were complying with COVID-19 rules and social
The learners identified types of bio-degradable items and what we
can use it for. With all their findings they were encouraged to return and share with the
rest of the group. Because of COVID-19
they were unable to host a massive gathering, so the learners recorded their findings,
and these were shared via WhatsApp for everyone to view it. The learners planted
a tree on the school grounds. In the second week, the learners started a vegetable
garden using biodegradable items. At first, some learners were not interested as
they felt the topic was irrelevant to them but the planting of the tree grabbed
their interest as they realized the personal investment that they had in
something that would impact not only them but learners to come. The experiential
learning aspect of the vegetable garden making also grabbed the learners’ interest
as they realized that the vegetables grown would be given to disadvantaged
learners at the school and/or made into soup for disadvantaged learners at the
Mr Bheki Dlamini created a PowerPoint presentation including videos that he shared in a zoom meeting in October 2020 with the South to North participants from ARROWSA Durban, South Roots International Cape Flats, Touchstones Rochdale and Gorsehill Studios, Manchester, United Kingdom. Below you can view the PowerPoint in three parts. Unfortunately, it doesn't include Mr Dlamini's vibrant narration.
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