Projects

1. The Abu Baker Asvat Drive

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The Abu Baker Asvat Drive is now a firm reality. The link road from Nirvana Drive to the highway has been finally renamed. Now we need to extend this to include a park.

2. Youth Leadership Workshops

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Youth Leadership Workshops Launched Together with Umtapo, a series of Youth Workshops have commenced, The workshops were held over several weekends and included subjects like: Leadership, our History, How to prepare for meetings, how to build community based organisations, how to conduct research and presentation methods. Students from schools in Ennerdale, Lenasia, Pimville and Orange Farms participated and we had inputs and presentations from Umtapo, Journalists and the Institute itself. A highlight was a practical presentation from the student
groups, during which they researched  the contributions made by heroes like Don Mattera, Juby Mayet, Tom Manthata and Ish Mkhabela. Each group prepared their tributes in their own unique way, including skits, poems and actual interviews with Don, Juby, Tom and Ish The Institute intends to continue with the youth groups and extend the concept of spreading the concepts of Anti-racism and nation building.

3. Annual Abu Asvat Memorial Lecture

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Annual Abu Asvat Memorial Lecture held a very successful lecture was co-hosted with the Steve Biko Centre for Bio-ethics. The subject this year was: “The Right to uality Healthcare” presented by Professor Jerry Coovadia To build continuity, the students from the youth workshops presented tributes to struggle stalwarts.

4. Abu Asvat Memorial Junior Cricket Tournament

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Abu Asvat Memorial Junior Cricket Tournament, which will be celebrating its 12th edition on this year, 2015.This tournament has become a key event in the promotion of sporting and social development for young cricketers from the Gauteng area, with specific focus on the disadvantaged communities.

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