5 – 29 October | Alliance Française du Cap | 155 Loop Street Cape Town.
The 2017 theme for International Day of Older Persons celebrated on 1 October is set by the United Nations as: “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.”
In celebration of this day and of Older Persons Week in South Africa, Ikamva Labantu and the Embassy of France in South Africa have partnered to bring you the Sixty+ Counts exhibition.
Sixty + Counts is a portrait exhibition of elderly citizens across Cape Town’s townships.
The assumption that South Africa’s elderly are highly respected within their community, is unfortunately not always accurate. Although these are the men and women that bore the brunt of the struggle for equality in this country, today they are often forgotten, neglected and even abused.
We work to combat these social ills and to provide a support network for seniors that enables them to stay active within their communities as they age.
From 12 October, all funds raised through the sale of the portraits are donated to the Ikamva Labantu Seniors Programme.
For more information on the exhibition or the Seniors Programme, contact Ronell Jordaan on firstname.lastname@example.org.