Church helps to keep tots busy during holidays

2016-08-04 06:00
Bishop Kholekile Mzi and children during the programme, in Town Two, Khayelitsha.

Bishop Kholekile Mzi and children during the programme, in Town Two, Khayelitsha.

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As part of holiday programme the Free United Methodist Church in Town Two hosted a progressive project for children which saw more than 100 kids taking part in the activities.

This project was aimed at keeping children and youth out of the streets by organising events and activities that aid the kids and youth with ways of remedying the challenging environment we live in.

This project was established and first seen last year June 2015, since then it is becoming more and more helpful to the community of Town Two as a whole, this year with the support of the church leaders, community safety, police department (SAPS), SANCO and VPUU are able to provide a direction to the kids especially on how issues such as crime, abuse of children and women and alcohol and drug abuse were introduced and discussed by the representative from SAPS.

Bishop Kholekile Mzi of the church, said he wishes they can get a better place with more bigger space as we are progressive, because the place is small and not conducive enough especially during winter as it is built out metal material and we had to work it out when it`s raining, “I so wish people can be grateful enough to open their hearts in providing us with a better shelter that is more stable and conducive for our project,” he said.

The number of interested kids is growing such that even other cultural traditional groups are taking some of our talent kids we produce. This gear they were able to take them for a tour to the beach with two sprinter buses and quantum mini taxis plus one small car beverage and food.

He said from last year up until this year he has been taking part in the project as one of the kid’s teacher.

“I did not think it was going to be this progressive this year. Last year there were kids who did not have a birth certificate but after I introduce a study that was about the government department such as Home-Affairs Department, I noted a kid that I think he lack of knowledge of how important a birth certificate can be, as a result he was able to contact his mother to do his new birth certificate, that made me feel pleased as their teacher” said Unathi Qubuda.

Fire Fighters they have learn more about it and practise how to stop the fire practically. The Metro Police work and Law-Enforcement kids who lack of knowledge gained a lot of experience because of this project and the teachers who took them in places of work. Group of Teachers Mr Jikumlabo, Z.Booi, L. Mfundisi , S. Mzi and Mrs N. Qobo

Parents: S.Velebhayi, N.Dalingozi, N. Mjingwana. This project didn`t stop during holidays, we see the improvement in our kids as the light start to shine at the end of the tunnel.

We must keep these kids busy at all the time, then we will have empty streets and corners in our society.

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