The gala event, attended by prominent political figures and educators, learners, showcased the remarkable writing prowess of the nation’s youth. Among them, MG Gumede’s daughter stood out as a shining example of academic excellence and linguistic proficiency. Her essay, written in the rich and evocative Isizulu language, impressed the judges and left a lasting impact on all who heard her deliver it. The EFF, is known for its commitment to education and youth empowerment, went the extra mile to support the participants. They arranged transport from their homes to Johannesburg, the location of the gala dinner. Additionally, the party ensured that the students’ comfort was not compromised by booking hotels for them during their stay.
“It is heartening to see the EFF investing in the future of our nation by encouraging academic pursuits among our youth,” said a delighted MG Gumede, the proud father of the essay competition winner. “I am immensely proud of my daughter’s achievement and grateful to the EFF for providing this wonderful opportunity.” The essay competition’s focus on the Isizulu language showcased the party’s dedication to preserving and promoting South Africa’s diverse cultural heritage. By nurturing linguistic talent, the EFF aims to foster a sense of pride and identity among the country’s youth, promoting multilingualism as a vital aspect of the nation’s fabric.
During the gala dinner, the EFF’s representatives emphasized the significance of education and youth development in driving positive change. They reiterated their commitment to supporting initiatives that empower young people, providing them with the tools they need to excel in various fields and contribute to the nation’s growth. As MG Gumede’s daughter accepted her well-deserved award, the room erupted in applause. Her accomplishment not only highlights her personal brilliance but also serves as an inspiration to aspiring young writers across the country.
The EFF’s support for this competition and its dedication to nurturing talent continue to make a difference in the lives of countless young South Africans. By investing in education and encouraging excellence, the party is sowing the seeds for a brighter future for the nation.
My daughter was awarded on Thursday night in the EFF Gala Dinner, after won High school essay competition in the Isizulu category. EFF has provided us with a transport from home to Johannesburg, hotel was also booked for us. First time ngigibela ibhanoyi. Thanks to EFF ✊ pic.twitter.com/iQIyKW2Wxt
— MG Gumede (@MGGumede2) July 30, 2023