Learners roll sleeves for peace

2019-05-02 06:02
Siyazingisa Primary School Grade 7 learners Salizwa Noji and Zimasa Yaga joined by Vincent Ntunja and Mmathaphelo Mogkoshi in commemoration of Gugulethu Peace Day.                                                     PHOTO: SIYABONGA KALIPA

Siyazingisa Primary School Grade 7 learners Salizwa Noji and Zimasa Yaga joined by Vincent Ntunja and Mmathaphelo Mogkoshi in commemoration of Gugulethu Peace Day. PHOTO: SIYABONGA KALIPA

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Grade 7 learners at Siyazingisa Primary School, in Gugulethu, celebrated Peace Day by cleaning up around NY116 sports ground, on Friday 26 April.

The event was organised by the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG). The youth organisation promotes and encourage peace through various initiatives across the globe. Annually IPYG celebrates Peace Day on April 22.

IPYG regional organiser Chipo Magombo said as an organisation they do different campaigns in the community to promote peace and unity.

“We want to ensure a culture of peace in the community and show everyone that being united is very important,” she said.

Magombo said they decided to include the school in the programme because they feel it is part of the community.

Class teacher Noxolo Qandashe said the campaign is very important for the learners because they are learning about taking care of their community together.

She said it also teaches them to take care of the environment and that working together they can also achieve peace.

“We also teach them about environment at school and things like recycling so whatever they get from the cleaning they will be able to differentiate which ones can be recyclable,” said Qandashe.

Gugulethu born South African National Basketball Team player Vincent Ntunja took part in the initiative. He also motivated the learners and told them about the importance of peace.

Ntunja said it is important for the learners to take care of the environment while they are still young.

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