Thabo Mbeki and the Children Vol1
The story of Thabo Mbeki
Genre: Children’s Illustrated Educational Books
©: M M Mulemfo
This is a story about the former President of the Republic of South Africa, President Thabo Mbeki. This story was previously published under the title Thabo Mbeki and the children, Volume 1. Uncle Bongani tells the story of President Mbeki to the children of his community and the world. Bongani, who is popularly known as Uncle Bongani in his community, is a black African man who is proud to live and work in Africa. He wholeheartedly believes that he has a duty to work as an instrument of social change in his own community in particular and the world at large. It is because of this that Uncle Bongani is considered a wise and community oriented man in his home country.
Uncle Bongani is of the opinion that adults around the world should always remember that it is their primary duty to create an environment in which the well-being of the children is regarded as a priority. He has initiated educational sessions based on the life of world leaders such as the former President of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe; the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama; the President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso; the President of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and now the former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki as relevant motivational figures who continue to inform and impart good values and educational skills to the children.
It is important to mention that Uncle Bongani does not see President Mbeki as a faultless human being. He believes that President Mbeki has a life story which is educational and inspiring to the children of his country and the world. It is from this angle that Uncle Bongani narrates President Mbeki’s life story to the children. Uncle Bongani believes that President Mbeki’s successes in life can serve as inspiring lessons for the children.
Dr. Mukanda Mabonso Mulemfo, Ph.D.
- The message of this book is designed to educate and hopefully instill a sense of moral values and responsibility in our children. To illustrate this point, the author uses President Thabo Mbeki as a role model. Hopefully, children will read this book, learn a little about what President Mbeki stands for and commit themselves to positive moral values (Dr Essop G Pahad, MP; Minister in the Presidency).