As part of community development UBuntu Bridge has for a while been in partnership with Dine with Khayelitsha, which usually takes place the first Friday of every month. On the 15th July 2016 Dine will be hosting a slight different one called Dine with Khayelitsha-Mandela Day Dinner. There will be discussions about how far South Africa has come as well as finding ways of moving forward as one.
Latest Dine with Khayelitsha – Mandela Day 2016
As our late Madiba said ”If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart”.
UBuntu Bridge lives by the words uttered by Mandela years ago and in honor and respect of his legacy which was to reconcile, one of the ways we can do that is by learning each others languages and cultures.
As part of the Dine With Khayelitsha on this day (15th July 2016) we seeks to be a bridge through language learning, cultural discussions and to make the experience of the diners one that’s authentic, exciting and educational. We believe that it is important that when you go to any township in order for you to fully enjoy the experience and understand the lifestyle you need to understand the language that people speak or at least know the basics.
With that being said on the 15th July we will be providing basic learning tips and some printed essential of the Xhosa language. As isiXhosa is the dominant language in Khayelitsha, the diners will get the chance to learn the different clicks, pronunciations, greetings and introductions.
More about Dine with Khayelitsha…..
The Dine with Khayelitsha project came to light as a result of a group of young minds, who saw an opportunity to change the world by starting an NPO called Have Fun. The Dine with Khayelitsha initiative sees people from all corners of the globe, coming together to enjoy what is described as a ‘purposefully awesome experience in the township. Part of their purpose is to break down race boundaries in order to better understand elements of life from a township perspective.
Overall this is a space where the young and the old learn from each other about our different cultures, languages, and how we all relate somewhere or somehow in our lives. Dine With Khayelitshas goal is to bring people from all walks of life in Khayelitsha and share a meal while taking about some of the barriers we have around townships. It’s an experience for one personal growth and to broaden ones horizons and lastly to better understand the township life without any judgments.
As UBuntu Bridge we are in full support of this great initiative and we will continue teaching indigenous languages especially if we continue to have or hold spaces where we share knowledge around indigenous people and their languages, privilege and what to do with it. Come and celebarte the life of Madiba and be part of the change he wanted for this country.
Good food, good company with language learning. More details on how you can book your seat please click here Dine with Khayelitsha-Mandela Day Dinner
SEE YOU THERE!