Thursday, July 14, 2016

Spelling Bee unites Africa at the Cradle of Humankind

The Mzansi Spelling Bee is a growing movement to get South Africa’s children to fall in love with words. The love of words and education is the one gift that South Africa can offer our children. Through words we can raise confident children with the power to dream, create, break boundaries and explore the world.

"Everyone should go for what they want to achieve and not give up"
- Zameer Dada on the iStart2 Show

Nine #Bee organisations from Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Malawi, Uganda and Zimbabwe will be taking part in a first-ever African Spelling Bee competition scheduled to take place at the Cradle of Humankind on Saturday 16 July 2016. Please join us and support our children. Entry is free. 

Spelling Bee Team Zimbabwe arriving at OR Tambo Airport

We chatted to Zameer Dada, a former Spelling Bee winner and his Mom, Kuraysha on the iStart2 Show this week. Zameer will be part of the team representing South Africa at this extraordinary event. Best of luck to all the participants!!

To listen to a podcast of the show, click play below:

Thought of the day:

As we approach Nelson Mandela Day, make an effort to create a better society by applying to partner with the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund here

"Most adults won't step on a stage and spell. Think about it.
Ntsako Mkhabela, founder of the Mzansi Spelling Bee. 

Follow-up Story:


We are proud to announce that Zameer Dada won the African Spelling Bee Competition. Well done South Africa!