The map was so awe inspiring, positive and powerful and every time I entered Embo Craft where we assembled the map my heart would leap. The map is dedicated to those loved ones we have lost along the way but also to all of us who remain and find the joy in the small, everyday miracles. Most of the women and men from Woza Moya come in to the Hillcrest AIDS centre in desperate, desperate, need of help, the map gave us all reason to hope. It was like a giant blessing from above. When the map was complete and had been hung, the city transported us (sixty artists) to the staduim to see the map in its pride of place in the Presidential atruim at the Moses Mabhida staduim, it was a wonderful day and the artists were treated like queens as we were shown around the staduim and we also had a chance to meet the other artists from around the country. We are grateful to the city , Julie-May Ellington and especially Carol Brown for seeing the possibility of greatness in us and giving us the opportunity to share it with the world. Ngiabonga! A special mention must be made of the amazing Woza Team who put the map puzzle together, Ncami, Busi, Hle, Thulisile and Zonke. Peter Upfold also kindly documented the whole process for us.
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