On Sunday the 24th of September 2017, Cosmo Mall was filled with talented young people celebrating their heritage through poetry, dancing, singing and speech. It was done to celebrate heritage day and to showcase the young talent within the youth of Cosmo City.
Heritage Day is a day to celebrate all that makes South Africa the diverse nation that it is. Filled with people walking around in their traditional attire, proudly showcasing everything that makes them proud to be both African
‘’ The reason this event is here is because I felt the community is a little under privileged and I wanted to give back to the community and also be able to help them with something they use for a long time.’’ Said Shongi Madabula, Marketing Manager for Cosmo Mall
The event at Cosmo Mall was meant to showcase both talent and cultural pride both from the people watching and the people on stage.
‘’ For this event we invited different schools to participate and the best in dancing, singing and poetry will win a bursary from Boston City Campus, who has over 2000 short coarse bursaries and 20 000 full bursaries to offer.’’ She said.
This event also gave students of Cosmo City the opportunity to be able to afford higher education after high school. Students from Meridian Cosmo City, Blue Eagle high school, Far North school and Scodi Polar school were invited to part take in the event
‘’ We know that if you educate one child in a community, you can educate a nation, there for we want to better Cosmo City and its community members by promoting the need for education and giving them a way to become better for themselves and their community.’’ She explained.
Cosmo Mall is a Centre that when it was built, brought many new opportunities to Cosmo city and its people. It is a place that brought unity and jobs and a new way of existance for its community. Now it can also be a place that promotes and advocates for the betterment of its future residents and allow the people of Cosmo City to have pride in their Mall.