Post Media Release
23 February 2018
For Immediate Release
Leaners attended the Olof Palmer Youth Education Initiative held at Freedom Park
More than 400 learners from Ivory Park and Steve Tswete Secondary Schools, participated in the First Olof Palme Youth Annual Lecture held at Freedom Park on 21 February 2018. Learners under the supervision of Freedom Park Education Officer, Mr Julius Ledwaba participated in discourse on the topic titled” International Solidarity to Apartheid “. Questions and answer session with leaners engaging the elders was conducted.
The event was attended by the former president of the Republic of South Africa, and Chairman and Patron of the Kgalema Mothlanthe Foundation, Ambassodor Billy Modise, Her Excellency Ms Karin Hernmark- Ahliny, Charge de’ affairs, of the Royal Kingdom of Sweden , Dr Molemfo, founder of the Olof Palme Youth Initiative. Mr Motlanthe delivered a keynote address. “Sweden gave us an unqualified support” said Mr Motlanthe.
In her opening remarks, Freedom Park CEO, Jane Mufamadi said “What Prime Minister Olof Palme fought for, can be easily eroded if we are not vigilant enough in quelling foreign and un-African values. As the youth of today the onus is on you to guide us and help us be vigilant to political predators whose penchant for glory and opulence poses a threat to our hard fought democracy”.
Dr Molemfo highlighted the leaner /educator exchange project between Sweden and South Africa as one of the opportunities available. Ambassador Modise reminisced on how hospitable the Swedish people were to exiled South Africans in the Royal Kindom of Sweden. The Ivory Park high school entertained the guests through music and dance.
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