ONS IS DIE BESTE | Northern Cape | 2016
South African San Institute-SASI
SASI was formed to implement programmes in three areas: legal support and advocacy, culture and heritage and language, and tourism through the development of income generation projects. SASI provides capacity building and leadership development, embarks on programmes to address economic empowerment and sustainable livelihoods, promotes cultural preservation and development and protects human rights and civil liberties.
Ons is die Beste (“We are the best” translated from Afrikaans) is a show about three clowns inspired by the Olympics who are fighting and completing with each other but getting nowhere as a result. They learn through trial and error that the only way they can succeed is if they work together as a team. Using physical comedy, music, storytelling, and dance, these performances were offered freely by professional artists to provide momentary relief to large numbers of children and adults. They help transform places of grief and emotional suffering into celebrations of laughter, joy and hope.
FEEDBACK FROM BENEFICIARIES & PARTNER
“The show was excellent, very entertaining. Good message brought across to our learners that EVERYONE is the best.”
– Mrs Shazia Gool, teacher from Endeavour Primary School
“The show was wonderful, fun, exciting and motivating, full of humour and really educational at our children’s level of interest. Thank you very much!”
– Mrs Y.S. Lloyd, teacher from Venus Primary School
“We loved the humour and the freedom to laugh”
– Mr D Murray, Principal from West End Primary
“To have more regular shows to give learners an opportunity to experience learning out of the formal setting.”
– Mr K.H. Sebelego, Principal from Progress Primary School