Kids on a cleaning spree

2018-04-26 06:01
Some of the children and members of various organisations who participated in peace zone campaign after the cleaning and painting of the stadium. PHOTOS: UNATHI OBOSE

Some of the children and members of various organisations who participated in peace zone campaign after the cleaning and painting of the stadium. PHOTOS: UNATHI OBOSE

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Children from Gugulethu and surrounding areas came out in numbers to support the ‘Peace Zone’ in a clean up of the NY116 Sport Field last Saturday.

More than 100 children between ages of eight and 13 years old participated in the event.

The campaign is part of ‘Peace My City’ campaign which was launched a year ago by International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) to promote peace and tidiness in the communities.

Organisations that also took part included the Amy Foundation SA, Africa Unite and Luyolo Sports and Recreation Foundation.

Noluvuyo Bacela said: “Today we are celebrating our anniversary since the stadium was identified as a peace zone. As IPYG together with government departments, non-governmental organisations and local communities, we identify conflict areas within our society and work together to establish them as safe areas called ‘Peace Zones’,”

She is a volunteer at IPYG.

She said with the help of the community members, they ensure that the identified spaces are cleaned, refurbished and maintained to create the awareness and need for peace.

“The children painted the wall and cleaned up around the stadium to make it look good.

Last year, we painted the first side of the wall and this year we continue with painting the side. We are going to continue next year till we finish the whole stadium,” she said.

She also said crime was the main challenge in the area.

“IPYG has identified NY116 Sports Field and a recreational space in Facteron near Kensington as peace zones in the greater Cape Town areas,” she said.

“As we are cleaning here today, next week Saturday we will be in Kensington, to clean the recreational zone. Because we heard that it’s a hang out spot for gang members,” said Bacela.

Member of Luyolo Sports and Recreation Foundation Sikelela Mqataza described the campaign as promoting peace.

“We want the surrounding communities to take control of this space. They must report people doing illegal dumping and report any crime activity to the police,” said Mqataza.

Ward Councillor Mzwakhe Nqavashe described the campaign as a continuing project. He urged the community to protect the stadium and keep it clean.

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