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    In pursuit to solidify the spirit of ploughing back to communities through arts and culture, on Thursday the 02nd August 2018 various Day Care Centres around Qwa Qwa assembled at Thiboloha School Hall whereby Maluti a Phofung (MAP) Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation under the stewardship of MMC Thabo Moloi launched the very first of its own kind Maluti Crèche Music Competition (MCMC).

    As the municipality sowed seeds of changing the community schools within MAP, it rested efforts in using music as a core element to identify children’s area of development to reignite innovation to create a conducive environment that seeks to alleviate socio-economic background challenges faced by children, as means to ensure their well-being is prioritised. (MAP) Arts and Culture Officer Mr Marco Sithole elaborated amongst other things the importance of ensuring that children’s talent is nurtured at an early stage and practice makes perfect. He went on to remind the children of the centenary years of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu whom have made it possible for every citizen to enjoy the fruit of their democratic right to express their talents through the various arts and culture platforms.

    More than 100 children from various crèches took part in the event to showcase their God given talent by promoting social responsibility in congruent to practising the values devotees such as Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu. Overall champions for 2018 that scooped 1st place were Hola le Rona from Bluegumbosch, 2nd place Stepping Stone from Kestell and lastly 3rd place Katleho from Phuthaditjhaba. The five-year-old Kgauhelo Mokoena from Hola le Rona was amongst the best who participated in the competition and with excitement he expressed “Ke thabile haholo hobane kelo kgona ho ntshetsa talente yaka pele hake fihla sekolong”. With great celebration the teachers thanked the municipality and the Executive Mayor for never forgetting their children, Mosia Matlhabisi is a Teacher of Hola le Rona crèche in Bluegumbosch.

    By: Masilo Malakwane