Dr Mabizela challenges the Grahamstown community to go beyond the notion of givingDate Released: Wed, 26 July 2017 08:28 +0200
“We are challenging the Grahamstown community to go beyond the notion of giving, a one way gesture, to something more significant and sustainable, - that of sharing which requires giving and receiving – an exchange of equals. It is in the sharing that relationships can begin to be built and we can learn to coexist and collectively work towards a shared future,” said Dr Mabizela. “The strong focus on just giving or helping can have the unintended consequences of creating dependency and encouraging people to wait for help from others, never using their own agency. Even economically poor communities are rich in assets and we need to recognise these and create spaces where they too can be valued and put to use,” he said.
Source:Community Engagement Division