"THE TELLING OF YOUR STORIES IS A REVOLUTIONARY ACT"
"IF WE DON'T TELL OUR OWN STORIES, NO ONE ELSE WILL."
"THE TELLING OF STORIES CREATES THE REAL WORLD"
OF THE HEART
The Constantia Heritage and Education Project was formed to ensure that the stories of the people who once lived in the valley are not lost with the passing of time.
We aim to ensure that we build and maintain an honest and meaningful conversation with current community members, so that future generations may view each other as fellow citizens and so that we may find ways of healing our fractured past
Today we are building on initiatives taken by others before us, as we seek to build for a future where the dignity of each person matters and is celebrated.
“little by little becomes a lot”
Thank you for becoming a part of this initiative and helping us reach the goal and vision of what we stand for.
In December 2017 we visited the home of Mr Jannie Bowman, age 91, for our first oral interview. Jannie had been present at a few of our founding community meetings and was always eager to stand up and tell us something about Constantia. When we arrived at his home he...
On Saturday the 21 July, CHEP held its first art journaling workshop led by one of the committee members, Julia Grey. It was a group of seven women of all ages, from various walks of life, but joined in their shared connection to the area of Constantia.
On the 23rd June 2018 CHEP shall host a Community Meeting. The community meetings are a way in which to involve the public in the work of the organisation, as we are set up as a public-benefit organisation. The meeting agenda will include:...
We have many projects that are in development.