Gugs trio fly to Sweden

Members of the United We Stand Community Building Project , Thato Nomungeka, Marlon Maqonga. Simthandile Sonamzi, Sinethemba Sikithi, Yolisa Nombewu, Zanele Nyathi, Asanda Mbembe, Teboho Bodigelo and Judy Mkoko.

With the World’s Children’s Prize (WCP) Ceremony 2019 to
be staged during May, eight Cape Town representatives are excitedly packing their travel bags.

Their destination is Mariefred, Sweden, where the WCP ceremony is traditionally hosted in the Gripsholm Castle.

Three of these are Gugulethu’s United We Stand Community Building Project members Thato Nomungeka, a dancer and singer, Simthandile Sonamzi, also a dancer and singer, and Marlon Maqonga who plays the marimba and drums.

An excited Judy Mkoko from United We Stand Community Building Project told Vukani the trio was extremely happy to be part of this trip.

“They will learn a lot from the programme while seeing places they have never dreamt of before,” she said.

They depart from Cape Town International Airport tomorrow, Friday May 3 and return on Sunday May 12.

The WCP is the world’s largest annual rights and democracy education initiative for children. Since the year 2000, the WCP programme has educated and empowered over 42 million children as change makers for a better world.