The dream of Father Huddleston was to see young people develop to their full potential -
Our programmes encompass leadership, inspiration and value-
We also preserve and share the history of this area, and histories of the multi-
Our values are inspired by the life-
Trevor Huddleston CR Memorial Centre, 71 Toby Street, Sophiatown, Johannesburg, 2092 . Post: PO Box 468, Westhoven 2142.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +27 (0) 11 673 1271 Fax: +27 (0) 11 252 7976
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The Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre. NPO no 020 393
Patrons: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Ambassador Abdul Minty, Rev Mpho Tutu
Hon Sophie du Bruyn MP, Emeritus Archbishop Khotso Makhulu, Esme Matshikiza, Sally Motlana.
On Thursday 24th of November, the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre hosted a unique event. This event, hosted by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, one of the patrons, follows one held in June 2013 at St Martin in the Fields, in London’s Trafalgar Square, to mark the Centenary of Bishop Huddleston’s birth. There the South African High Commissioner at the time, Zola Skwiyeya, was presented with the Isithwalandwe medal, passed from the Community of the Resurrection – Fr Huddleston’s religious order – to the Fr Huddleston Memorial Centre, where his work continues among South African youth in particular.
The memorial building was still a dream at that stage: cultural leaders helped turn the sod for the foundations of this building in July 2014: In April 2015 the building was blessed but had no roof, windows or doors! In September 2015 the building was opened for use, and has housed the special medal. The Isithwalandwe Medal awarded to Fr Huddleston in Kliptown in 1955, so that it may be housed here for all to see and be reminded of the path Fr Huddleston, and many people trod, and sacrificed, and to be inspired by those journeys. We are called to continue on that path, that which all those who fought for freedom down the generations have walked, so that we might achieve the vision that O R Tambo left us with: united in our diversity.
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Images from the Isithwalandwe Event