Tourism thumbs-up for ‘Know your City’ programme

Local grade four pupils together with role-players and stakeholders of the ‘Know your City’ programme are spotted at uShaka Marine World where they were treated to a day of culture and travelling.

In a brilliant bid to introduce disadvantaged children throughout Durban to a culture of travelling and thrilling adventures, the ‘Know your City’ programme was launched.

The exceptional initiative is one that will also provide further prominence and recognition to the sunny and warm city of Durban, which boasts fantastic landscapes and heritage sites.

Recently, grade four pupils from Bhekulwandle Primary School were invited to uShaka Marine World’s Sea Education Centre where they received a little more insight on the tour programme and what it entails.

The pupils, who were beaming with excitement and joy, were accompanied by Maseru Madlala, CEO of the marine world, Stella Khumalo and project co-ordinator, Pearl Olivier.

The eThekwini Municipality (Community Participation Children and Vulnerable Group Department) in partnership with various city stakeholders and role-players from attractions, stadiums and museums have joined forces to create this programme, which provides primary schools in rural areas with tourism-based educational information enrichment through travelling and touring.

Founder of the Azibuyemasisweni Tourism Consultancy and the extraordinary programme, Maseru Madlala said, “The main aim of this programme is to introduce a culture of travelling to our disadvantaged children. Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation are extended to the management and staff of the picturesque uShaka Marine World for providing one of the exciting cultural and educational visits for these children, who have never travelled from their local hometowns.”

Madlala and the team of dedicated volunteers, stakeholders and role-players believe that this visit will help them get to know the city of Durban and its lifestyle from an early age so that they can grow up and promote lifestyle.

“They can do this while also selling our beautiful city at the same time,” added Madlala. Other schools are also planning to visit the marine world soon as part of the programme.

 

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