The Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape says it’s making great strides to entrench Madiba’s values on global platforms.
The museum has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Winchester University in Britain, which saw 11 education and film undergraduate students descending on Mthatha.
They were on a visit to learn about Madiba’s values.
The students say the tour is insightful.
“I knew not as much, I wanted to know more than I did know, and so I bought his book and read some of his books and that was really useful… when we came here we’ve been told more about his life. The things that he went through is kind of put into perspective. The things that we struggled with, and how much that the resilience he built up, and how much if affects our day to day life and making a difference.”
A Winchester University Senior Lecturer, Mathew Lowden, says their goal is to teach people about former president Nelson Mandela, and therefore they will visit all heritage sites in Qunu.
“These students will be teachers in the future, so they’ll be able to promote Mandela’s values in the schools in the UK when they return – so we are going to be working in Qunu next week, and the teachers will be teaching in the school next week.”
The Museum has signed a number of agreements with international universities and wants to create a platform for social discussions.