TCW celebrates South Africa’s families

2016-05-26 06:00
Photo: supplied Sitting in a circle and discussing the value of families, TCW, police and FAMSA met with the community to both celebrate and work to preserve family values.

Photo: supplied Sitting in a circle and discussing the value of families, TCW, police and FAMSA met with the community to both celebrate and work to preserve family values.

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THE International Day of Families, held annually on 15 May, celebrates the importance of the family unit the world over and Tongaat Child Welfare (TCW) got behind the day in recognition of the priceless value of a healthy family dynamic.

The family unit, according to TCW’s Jo Moodley, is viewed as one of the most vital units in society.

“The family unit is where we are nurtured and developed into individuals. Over the years, the family unit has been largely fractured due to the rapid pace of societal trends, infidelity, conflict, the pressures of finance and the increasing use and abuse of alcohol and drugs,” said Moodley.

It is time we go back and assess the plight of the typical family as it is our responsibility to preserve it for future generations. The family is crucial in shaping who we become as individuals and needs to be treasured,” said added.

The day’s theme was ‘Families – Healthy Lives and Sustainable Futures’, and in keeping with it, TCW hosted a family building workshop for the Tongaat community.

Stakeholders such as the South African Police Service (SAPS) and Families South Africa (FAMSA) discussed the various issues affecting families and shared conflict resolution tools and communication techniques as potential solutions to the collapse of family unity.

“We at Tongaat Child Welfare urge you to take some time this month to celebrate and appreciate the family that you have since we cannot stress enough the importance of having happy and healthy relationships within your family unit,” said Moodley.

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