650 delegates representing a number of local and international boys’ schools from junior to high school level attended the 22nd annual International Boys School Coalition Conference (IBSC). Recently held at Bishops in Cape Town, the conference was themed “Lessons from Madiba”. Varsity College was involved in the organising of the conference and exhibited what the brand has to offer.
Says Kevin Johnson, National Stakeholder Manager Varsity College: “We have been involved with this conference for the past four years and our Varsity College Cape Town team did an outstanding job representing us. What a privilege to have been able to network with a number of local and international schools”.
To support the theme, esteemed key note speakers were strategically selected. Included were Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Judge Edwin Cameron, a judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and Wilhelm Verwoerd (grandson of late Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd), only well-known for his personal and professional journey of reconciliation and as author of several publications on the same topic. All three these speakers brought an encouraging view to an often bleak picture held in the minds of many South Africans. Their message was simple: “We are all Africans. Based on the studies showing civilians having the origins on this continent, we need to have empathy for all and stand for what is right and encourage the education of brave, strong and value based education”.
The conference also exposed all delegates to some proudly South African experiences which included Wine Farm tours, authentic South African cuisine and tours of the Cape Town’s historical sites. Varsity College is excited about supporting this dynamic conference again in the future.