City Meeting about street children

2014-08-12 00:00

THERE is to be a city wide consultation on the growing numbers of children living on the streets in Msunduzi. The meeting, which is open to all, takes place on September 12 at the city hall from 10 am to 1 pm.

For some time, there has been concern over the number of homeless children and their anti-social behaviour, such as glue sniffing, petty theft, and defecating in the driveways of homes and office blocks.

The Msunduzi Municipality has always said that it wanted to find a humane solution to the problem. Over the past year, there have been discussions involving various organisations in the city. This has culminated in next Tuesday’s meeting.

Speakers will include Tom Hewitt (the director of Surfers Not Street Children), Sally Mann (Youth for Christ’s regional director) and Nic Combrink (programme manager for Strategic Architectural Projects in the eThekwini Metro). There will be inputs from children living on the streets, as well as from businesses impacted by vulnerable children.

This is a Business Fighting Crime Initiative, in partnership with Msunduzi Municipality, Youth For Christ, the Community Chest and the Msunduzi Innovation and Development Institute.

RSVP to Heidi Jadoo on or phone 033 345 2747. — WR.

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