Our vision is a South Africa where everyone truly belongs: where opportunity, prosperity and resources are used to create a society where none live in poverty; where children and young people are active citizens of the world, cherishing our democracy, our Constitution and our freedoms
Our programmes integrate leadership and value-
We also preserve and share the history of this area, and the 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.
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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.
2015: November, Sophiatown: Fr Huddleston’s 1955 Isithwalandwe Medal comes home to South Africa
Mrs Mbeki joined THMC founding Patron, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba to receive the original Isithwalandwe medal, which travelled from the UK based Community of the Resurrection (CR) – Fr Huddleston’s religious order – to the Fr Huddleston Memorial Centre, in Sophiatown. Here work continues to enable young South African’s to develop their full potential, following in the footsteps of hundreds of youngsters who were schooled and supported by Fr Trevor and his colleagues and brothers working across Soweto and the historic western area neighbourhoods close to historic Sophiatown.
Fr Trevor Huddleston
The first 1955 medals were awarded to Chief Albert Luthuli and Dr Yusef Dadoo, but only Fr Huddleston could attend the Kliptown meeting in June 1955 because of banning orders prohibiting the others from mixing with, or speaking, in public places.
A list of all the distinguished recipients can be found here: http://www.sahistory.org.za/archive/isitwalandwe-
It reminds us of the difficult path taken by Fr Huddleston, and many hundreds of other people, standing up for racial and social justice in South Africa, and the journey we still need to continue in our own times, to protect and cherish our freedoms.
The medal, one of the very first medals to be awarded to activists at the historic Kliptown Congress of the People in 1955, now sits next to the post-