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Gcinamasiko Arts & Heritage Trust

This Trust was established by a passionate individual, Gcina Mhlophe, who is a well known personality in South Africa and abroad. The Trust aims to become the leader in the field of education and social upliftment. This will be primarily achieved through the use of the written word, in terms of distributing books to previously disadvantaged individuals and creating libraries in schools that have until now not been in a position to have a dedicated library.

Di Smith (left) and Derryn Campbell (right) enjoy a moment with storyteller Gina Mhlophe.

The work of the Trust will involve networking and uplifting the general population to embrace literature as a form of, not only education, but also social upliftment. The Trust also aims to share the celebration of the ancient art of Storytelling with all people in South Africa and abroad, and this platform will ensure that the stories of old will be carried through generations into perpetuity. The Trustees, who are like minded in their resolve, will in all instances comply with the Trust Deed whilst furthering the objectives of the Trust. This very valued Trust has its core focuses on the previously disadvantaged communities throughout the length and breadth of Southern Africa and with donor funding, would attempt to continue to deliver this invaluable service. This would include, but is not limited to, the distribution of books and the creation of libraries in schools, but also through presentations and festivals highlighting the urgent, country wide necessity for literacy.

Tel: 031 467 2131
Cell: 082 662 7368