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2018 Trading Live for Mandela Week (18 - 24 July)

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Trading Live for Nelson Mandela Week 

25-29 July 2016

2016 Trading Live for Mandela Week Daily Events (Updated)

It’s that time of the year again, when Rhodes University and Grahamstown gear up to participate in Trading Live for Mandela Day. In 2015, over 40 student organisations, departments and community organisations participated in the institutional community engagement initiative and made it a phenomenal success.  

This year, Trading Live for Mandela Week will take place on the

25th – 29th of July from 08:00-17:00 each day.

In line with the central objective of Mandela Day, this initiative provides staff at Rhodes with an opportunity ”to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good.”

The Trading Liveconcept is that all staff, students and community organizations, businesses and schools donate at least 67 minutes of their time from the 25th -  29th of July 2016 to building new relationships of reciprocity in the Grahamstown community. This is achieved by making and accepting offers to trade their skills, talents, interests or hobbies with other interested parties. Ideas include presenting a lecture or workshop or sports clinic, running a cooking or sewing or toy making class, or spring cleaning service, giving a musical or choir or drama performance, producing a delicious traditional cultural food dish with an explanation of why this dish is important to your culture. We all have something to offer our community and each other: you are encouraged to be creative! You can even get together with other staff in your department and offer something as a group.  Trading Live is also about what you would like to receive, so get thinking about your wish-list and identify that special something!

HoDs, managers, and student leaders  will be contacted and requested to encourage and facilitate involvement in this initiative. The trade will start on Monday the 25th until Friday the 29th of July 2016 between 08h00 to 17h00 so the support of managers and HoD is needed to determine what is feasible in terms of staff being away from work for 67 minutes to offer their trade and/or 67 minutes to receive a trade. It is recognized that some staff may not be able to participate at particular times due to work commitments. While Rhodes is seeking to facilitate this project, the initiative seeks to encourage all people in Grahamstown to use of their time and talents to benefit and learn from one another.

For more information on how to take part please contact the RU Community Engagement (RUCE) office: Nosipho Nkwinti on 046 603 7482, or email your queries to tradinglive@ru.ac.za  

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