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    INDALO: Nature Tapestries from Keiskamma, Eastern Cape of South Africa

INDALO: Nature Tapestries from Keiskamma, Eastern Cape of South Africa

February 13-March 20
 

Inspired by the wonder, beauty and fragility of their natural environment, the women of the tiny village of Bodiam have created intricate tapestries that set birds in beautifully lush surroundings. The women have entitled this work ‘Indalo’, the Xhosa word for ‘nature’. Although life in the Eastern Cape remain challenging, hope and […]

By |January 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

ACGC Top 30 under 30 – Congrats to Nosipho!

Thank you to Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) for choosing Nosipho Ngqula as one of this year’s Top 30 under 30 and recognizing her work and commitment to the Music Academy at Keiskamma Trust.
To read Nosipho Ngqula’s interview and see all 30 selections, click here.
Nosipho, along with Thabang (Keiskamma Trust director) and his […]

By |January 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

We are presenting at International Week!

By |January 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

ACGC Change Your World Youth Tour – documentary

 

We are very excited to launch the documentary made by the five Alberta youth who participated in Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s (ACGC) Change Your World tour to Keiskamma Trust in the Eastern Cape of South Africa this past summer! Be inspired to learn about the health, art, and educational programs run by The Keiskamma […]

By |November 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Isishweshwe Apron

Isishweshwe is a distinctive printed cotton fabric from German design.

An Isishweshwe apron [faskoti] is an important part of a Xhosa woman’s wardrobe.

You first wear an Isishweshwe apron when you are a bride [umakoti].

As a married woman, you are supposed to have one or two or even more Isishweshwe outfits in case there is a […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Food for the Heart – Garden Program from a Youth’s Perspective

Food for the Heart – Garden Program from a Youth’s Perspective

Thank you Sean Sander for sharing one of your experiences from the Change Your World Youth Tour put on by Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC). Watch for more stories from the youth participants! 
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Upon viewing the garden, I was struck with awe. The pilot garden, and the Go-Go gardens that I visited are beautifully pruned, and […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Fabric Inspired by One of Our Own

Over the years, previous board member, Marilyn Scott has made several visits to the Keiskamma Trust to inspire teachers and children in the classrooms. While she was inspiring children with her kindness and creativity she didn’t quite realize the inspiration her sundress would bring to the Trust as well. Some of the women […]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Stories from the Trust – Essay by Simbongile Zita

This is a small essay written by Simbongile Zita, a student Marilyn Scott met while working in the classrooms of the Keiskamma Trust. Thank you Simbongile for writing this essay and sharing your story with us!
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I am a young man at the age of 19. As I was growing up, I did not know what my […]

By |June 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

Stories from the Trust – Essay by Yonela

This is a small essay written by Yonela Ngcwembe, a student Marilyn Scott met while working in the classrooms of the Keiskamma Trust. Thank you Yonela for writing this essay and sharing your story with us!
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I am a girl who grew up with grandparents. My mother and father separated when I was a little girl. I […]

University Hospital May Sale

Pick up your Mother’s Day gifts and something special for you from our sales table at the University Hospital in May. You’ll find your favorite Keiskamma items as well as new orders from our artisans in South Africa.

May 6-7, 2015
University of Alberta Hospital, Main Level Foyer

By |April 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|