Intercultural Exchange with Big 5 flavour Susquehanna University day 4
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As part of the Intercultural Exchange with Big 5 flavour, we start our visit to South Africa in the Zulu Village, adjacent to the Blood River Monument, and Ncome Museum, where the battle of Blood River took place on December 16, 1838.
This exposes the visitor to two very different interpretations of the events that took place during the battle,
I have very personal views on these interpretations, and have become of the opinion that December 16, should not have been used as the ‘Day of Reconciliation’, for all South Africans, we first need to reconcile, the differing interpretations, the financial and political issues, that still keep the gates to the symbolic bridge closed.
Chief Molefe of the Mkonjane Tribal Authority, have been in talks about how we can contribute to finding a solution.
Our day starts with a visit to the Ncome Museum, and then we visit the Blood River Monuments.
Intercultural Exchange with the Big 5 flavour, takes us to the schools;
A visit to a Primary school,only 1 of the 4 scheduled for the day, but a delegation of students and professors, has undertaken to finalize the other schools on day 5
We then have a return visit to the Velaphansi Secondary School, where the students displayed their dancing much to the enjoyment and the appreciation of the scholars, and educators.
Lunch is enjoyed at the school, and supper at the Nguni Clan again.
By this stage, I am convinced that I failed the group by not succeeding to have most meals with the family, a challenge that I will ensure that I address when we return.
Day 5, coming soon: