I have never been one to follow anything blindly. I have always loved asking questions as a child, and more so an adolescent. Clearly the journalist in me was born way before I realised that it was my calling.
Would I also question religious practices? Of course! The Hindu religion is rich in rituals and I was eager to know why certain practices needed to be carried out in a specific way and what was the significance. My late grandmother would indulge me – and took great delight in sharing religious stories with my sisters and I. It was the foundation upon which I was raised and it has kept me rooted to this day.
Are youth today as eager or curious about religious festivals and practices? Are you able to get their attention away from the television and technology to even attend temple? It can be quite a challenge for parents. As a parent, I’m always looking for innovative ways to teach my sons about the beauty of the Hindu religion. So, I was very excited when I was introduced to the edu-box concept by a South African small business – Crafts 4 Culture. So how does it work?
“Religious, cultural and awareness day boxes are education-linked and are prepared for children with the aim of getting them to understand and learn through the arts and crafts activities. Boxes will include tools to explain the history of the festival and crafts for children to complete linked to the various traditions.”
I can already picture the smiles on children’s faces when they un-box and see the items this Diwali! Here are some of the items in the Diwali box…
Looks wonderful – doesn’t it? The best part is that this is a proudly South African business and everything is locally- sourced. That means your money is going towards supporting entrepreneurs and growing our economy.
Ahead of Diwali on the 14th of November, I’ve teamed up with Crafts 4 Culture to offer one lucky family this wonderful edu-box. And as a bonus, because I’m so passionate about supporting entrepreneurs, there’s some sweet treats to go with by another amazing local business. After all, what is Diwali without sweetmeats. Together with the edu-box, ICandy Events by CSY will sponsor a box of glow in the dark burfeesicles or cakesicles. Why glow in the dark? Well, Diwali truly captures the essence of being a festival of light in the dark times we have been experiencing.
To win this Diwali combo, all you have to do is like and follow these pages on Facebook or Instagram
Crafts 4 Culture
ICandy Events by CSY
Tag as many friends as you would like.
The winner will be chosen by a random draw. This competition is not affiliated to Facebook or Instagram.
Competition closes on the 18th of October.
All the best!
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