Leaving a Legacy
Precious knowledge is dying out with the elders in indigenous communities, due to a lack of resources. Those that are left are falling into a “Great Forgetting”
RETURN TO ORIGIN, recognises the “big” work of elders in the world. Western society has sent the message that elders have no use, and many elders, grandparents, fall into the great forgetting, of which Alzheimers is a product. Indigenous elders have always recognised that the knowledge must be passed down, through love of the environment, story telling, art work, tracking, play, song and dance. Due to lack of resources and dire circumstances that plague many indigenous communities, when an elder dies the ancient knowledge dies with them.
RETURN TO ORIGIN provides their leaders opportunities to bring youth, children and elders together, to share the indigenous wisdom before it is lost forever. Through, media, film and books, it will also record and share with the world their record keepings and programs, thereby leaving a legacy that will reach every child in South Africa and the impact of which will reverberate for the next seven generations.
Join us in reaching every child in South Africa.
How you can assist in our “Leaving a Legacy, record keeping”