Vibrant and varied ‘Voices from Africa’

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The Union of Jewish Women recently held an event entitled ‘Voices from Africa’ at the Moyo restaurant on the Spier wine estate.

For the past few years the focus of the Women’s Resource Centre has been outreach programmes at Pollsmoor Women’s Prison, teacher support at Vrygrond informal settlement and more recently a therapeutic support group for refugee women from across Africa at the Salt River Community Centre.

The aim of the event was to create more awareness about refugee women’s struggles and achievements, and to shine a light on their courageous spirit.

The morning was introduced by Estelle Neethling, author of Loss, Hope and Healing, followed by moving testimonies by Adolphine Mulanga and Mary Tal. Epiphanie Mukasano read some of her inspiring poetry and Jonathan Nkala performed a riveting, thought-provoking play. ‘Voices from Africa’ was an inspiring and meaningful morning!

The Women’s Resource Centre will once again be presenting an eight week Life Skills Course early in the new year. For details contact the office on 021 4349555.