Play day for kids

2017-07-25 06:00
Children dancing during the entertainment programme.   PHOTOS: Mishkah Japtha

Children dancing during the entertainment programme. PHOTOS: Mishkah Japtha

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An unfortunate event has brought a community together and residents are doing their bit to create safer streets.

“After the death of Stacha Arendse the residents became much closer,” says Shiaam Japtha, secretary of the Eyes of Matroosberg organisation started in that street.

Since they began, the residents involved have organised a play day for children on the field in Matroosberg Street. This month the group entertained more than 300 people as seniors from the area were also invited to enjoy a seated lunch followed by cake and tea.

“The residents donate money and contribute chips, sweets, groceries [and other items] towards making food [for the children] and we play games that kids never knew about such as kennetjie, five stones, three blikkies and more,” says Japtha.

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