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DAWN – Dynamic African Women Now – Women’s Month Celebration

August 17, 2016 @ 10:00 - 15:00

Womens Day 2016

DAWN – 2016

Dynamic African Women Now – ‘A Compassionate Awakening’

A Chance for Every Child Networking Event

Celebrating Women’s Month

1 (132)Guests Embracing

The above images were taken at the 2015 DAWN Celebration by Roxanne Kotze Photography

Date: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Time: 10h00 – 15h00

Registation: R100.00  including refreshments and brunch

Theme: ‘A Compassionate Awakening’

‘Dress For A Radiant DAWN’

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The Novalis Ubuntu Institute has pleasure in inviting you to our annual DAWN Women’s Month Celebration.  The DAWN celebration provides stakeholders in the A Chance for Every Child project, guests and participants with the opportunity to celebrate women working in civil society both past and present.  We will honour our mothers, sisters and daughters by re-affirming our dedication to awakening compassion and encouraging a healing transformation.  The day’s programme will feature our dynamic DAWN speakers along with healing chant, Biodanza, Pan Eurythmy, poetry and live drawing.

Our DAWN Speaker’s include Marthe Muller of South African Women In Dialogue speaking on What South African Women Want, Anneen Ables Principal of Belthorne Primary School speaking on Holistic Education Leadership, Pediatric Chiropractor Dr Hannah Berry will offer Practical Tools For Teachers and Caregivers, and Fiona Gawronski producer of teaching text Art Reach speaking on the value of Art in literacy development.

The Novalis Ubuntu Institute in Wynberg, Cape Town, is a non-profit organization committed to acknowledging, honouring and nurturing the unique gifts, talents and inner resources of each individual.

The Novalis Ubuntu Institute Holistic Adult Education Programme combines the Steiner education principles with Ubuntu, the universal spiritual values embraced in African Philosophy.

Should you have any further questions about The Novalis Ubuntu Institute’s DAWN Women’s Month celebration, please contact or telephone 021 797 1857.  Should you wish to book your space email


Programme Of The Day

10:00   Registration, Networking & Refreshments

10:30   Healing Chant – A Call to Community

10:50   Welcome: Anne-Lise Bure – Managing Director, The Novalis Ubuntu Institute

11:00   Speaker One: Marthe Muller – Chief Operations Officer, South African Women In Dialogue – What South African Women Want

11:15   Creative Performance: Fadeela Ally-Schmidt – Facilitator, Teacher and Educator

11:25   A Chance For Every Child: Bea Juries – Community Development Manager, A Chance for Every Child, The Novalis Ubuntu Institute

11:35   Speaker Two: Anneen Abels – Principal Belthorn Primary School, Stakeholder in A Chance for Every Child – Holistic Education Leadership

11.50   Brunch

12.40   Ringing of the bell

12:45   An Introduction to Biodanza: Ren Skyclad – Biodanza Facilitator

13:10   iThemba Advocacy Campaign: Naren Sepaul – Project Leader, iThemba Advocacy Campaign, The Novalis Ubuntu Institute

13:20   Speaker Three: Dr Hannah Berry – Pediatric Chiropractor – Practical Tools for Teachers and Caregivers

13:35    Creative Performance – Performance Poetry by Fiona Franks

13:45   Speaker Four: Fiona Gawronski – Artist and Educator – Arts in Education

14:00   Creative Performance – Poetry by Anne-Lise Bure

14:10   Pan Eurythmy: Aniela Raaths – Waldorf Teacher and Facilitator of Pan-Eurythmy

14:35   A Message from our Partners: Bea Juries.  Appreciation:  Anne-Lise Bure

14:45   Closing with further networking until 15:00.


August 17, 2016
10:00 - 15:00


The Novalis Ubuntu Institute
Rosmead Avenue, Wynberg
Cape Town, Western Cape 7700 South Africa
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