Children were treated to a book reading of a different kind by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Reverend Mpho Tutu in front of the newly revamped and painted container crèche at V&A Waterfront, Clock Tower on Wednesday 9th July 2014. Archbishop Desmond Tutu shared his child learning experience. “My father let me read comics when other children were told to stay away from them ” he said.Since Tuesday 1st July the Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront has been a hype of activity and it started with the youth from Joe Slovo painting the container giving it much needed facelift. Other activities for Mandela month will included:
-Reading sessions for children at the container by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Reverend Mpho Tutu.
-Daily scheduled interactive Nal’ bali reading –for- enjoyment sessions for children and caregivers of all ages and languages.
-Painting of the container walls.
-Face painting and balloon sculpture.
-Numeracy and Literacy learning.
-Finger print painting of Mandela portrait by the children and the general public.
-Educational toy, blanket and a children’s book drive at the V&A Waterfront.
-Training for Early Childhood Development Teachers.
-Pre-school children visiting the Aquarium, The Wheel and Rodger pirate boat.
-A wall of hope for the public to write their messages of hope.
The container has been refurbished into a pre-school and will be donated to Masande pre-school in Khayelitsha. All these activities are a build up to Friday 18th July Mandela Day that is going to be held at Clock Tower. This programme is an initiative of the Desmond &Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, Art Jamming, V&A Waterfront, Nali ibali, Breadline Africa, Centre for Early Childhood Development, Macquarie Securities and Clean C. Then after Father and Reverend Mpho had an opportunity to be interviewed by the Top Billing show for a programme that will be aired on the 17th July 2014.