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Social Incubator at Schools to be Launched

23 November 2005

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will on Friday, 25 November 2005, launch a Social Incubator Programme aimed at addressing social-ills in our communities utilizing schools as the center for community life.

Social incubator programme is the contribution of the Department in the overall social capital strategy. In terms of the programme, schools at identified Presidential nodal areas will be bombarded with a wide range of sporting and cultural activities to engage pupils, teachers and community members after school hours.

The launch at Mitchell's Plain, a joint project with the Department of Education will see about 800 learners from schools in the area experiencing a glimpse of what the social incubator programme will be like when it is rolled out next year.

The programme is drawing the expertise of Department's sport volunteers, mass participation sport volunteers, the cultural component, libraries and museums to ensure there are good programmes to keep learners and community occupied during and after school hours on a daily basis. The Department is planning to firstly roll out the programme at Khayelitsha and Beaufort West in the beginning of next year.

The activities of the day include mini-cricket, volleyball, basketball, indigenous games, education on libraries services, cultural animators, storytelling to mention but a few.

NB: The media is invited to attend as follows:

Date: 25 November 2005
Time: 9h30- 16h00
Venue: Portlands Indoor Sport Complex, Mitchell's Plain

Pease contact Mandla Yeki at 082 5533477 for further enquiries.

Mandla Yeki
Spokesperson for Ministry
Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation
Tel: (021) 483 9804
Fax: (021) 483 9801
Mobile: 082 553 3477
Protea Assurance Building, Green Market Square
Cape Town

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