Build hope in the youth

2016-08-23 06:00
Delta Primary school came to life with an array of activities at the school at the launch of Days of Hope an initiative of fun and inspiration to underprivileged children.

Delta Primary school came to life with an array of activities at the school at the launch of Days of Hope an initiative of fun and inspiration to underprivileged children.

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Local organisations joined forces at Delta Primary School in Steenberg to deliver the first ‘Day of Hope’ – an initiative bringing fun and inspiration to underprivileged kids.

Over 950 excited children took their seats and shortly afterwards the hall erupted into scenes of dancing and giggling as the MC got them up and moving to the music.

The Art of Living guided the children through meditation. The quiet and calm that descended on the hall during these 10 minutes of mindfulness was incredible.

Former Delta learner and body building champion Joey Koffman delivered a motivational speech reminding the kids that they are capable of achieving anything they set their minds to.

Mentalist Russell Fox amazed with a series of illusions and Healing Rhythms lead a fun drumming workshop. The show finished with energetic music from local artists that had the kids jumping, and Ladles of Love served up 956 snacks, juices and nutritious soup to each child.

Days of Hope spokesperson Danny Diliberto says their mission is to create a long lasting, sustainable relationship between the partners and Delta that continues into the future. “Days of Hope will now provide ongoing support and access to courses like Generation @. Run by One Million Strong, Generation @ is a lifeskills programme teaching children about positive choice and the importance of staying in school and away from drugs.”

One volunteer, Kate Haywood, described the event as “inspirational”. “It’s been the most rewarding day you can imagine – the atmosphere in the hall was electric. I can’t wait to do it again at the next Days of Hope event.”

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