The Clubhouse Network celebrates African World Heritage Day!

Categorized: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Photos

Proclaimed by UNESCO in 2015, African World Heritage Day is an opportunity for people around the world, particularly Africans, to celebrate the Continent’s unique cultural and natural heritage.

May 5 is a day to celebrate the rich and beautiful cultures and heritages of African people and those of the African diaspora. Civilization exists because those societies have shared their cultures with the rest of the world.

In particular, we are grateful for the contributions of our Clubhouses in South Africa to The Clubhouse community: The Etwatwa Clubhouse in Benoni; The Johannesburg Region B Clubhouse, The Bellavista Clubhouse, and The Sci-Bono Clubhouse in Johannesburg; and The Soweto Clubhouse in Phefeni.

For those of African descent, how will you celebrate your heritage? For those who are not, how will you learn about African heritage today?

The Importance of Self-Expression

Our annual RE@CH (Revolutionizing Expression @ The Clubhouse) Media Festival provides an outlet for youth around the world to express themselves and explore issues most important to them. Clubhouse and Teen Tech Center members create media that convey their personal experiences and give voice to their ideas, feelings, and concerns. This festival showcases the talents and voices of youth media.

This is just a sample of award-winning projects created by youth in our South African Clubhouses

“I Am Worthy”
2019 Audio Perspective, Judges Award
By Yolanda Sewela & Shaun Marobele, The Etwatwa Clubhouse, Benoni, South Africa
Yolanda and Shaun say,”Our project is about encouraging females to be proud of who they are and they must not try and change themselves. #ProudlyFemale.”

2019 Photography, Judges Award
Panashe Manatse, The Sci-Bono Clubhouse, Johannesburg, South Africa
Panashe says, “Sometimes in life we desire fast growth not knowing that the best of times were when we were young.”

2018 Graphic Design, Judges Award
Thembinkosi N., The Sci-Bono Clubhouse, Johannesburg, South Africa