Philippi’s youth month plans

2016-06-02 06:00
 Lt Bheki Xulu, Aaron Tywabi, Vuyo Maawu, (Youth Desk), Lwando Dandala (We Are The Future Campaign), Philasande Tyalibunga (Beautiful Gate). Unathi Yisaki (SAPS) and Lwando Nocwanya are at the back.

Lt Bheki Xulu, Aaron Tywabi, Vuyo Maawu, (Youth Desk), Lwando Dandala (We Are The Future Campaign), Philasande Tyalibunga (Beautiful Gate). Unathi Yisaki (SAPS) and Lwando Nocwanya are at the back.

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The Philippi East Youth Desk (PEYD) has urged youngsters to celebrate Youth Month in a responsible manner.

Working with local stakeholders such as the SAPS, Beautiful Gate, Community Police Forum and the We Are The Future Campaign, PEYD has planned a series of activities that will keep youngsters in the area busy.

“We want to change the youths’ perception of Youth Month.

It has become a norm that youth gather into groups wearing school uniforms, drink alcohol and use drugs when celebrating 16th of June,” said PEYD organiser Vuyo Maawu.

Maawu said stakeholders met on Monday and thrashed out plans for the programme.

The programme will start on Saturday June 4 with a sports against crime one day tournament featuring netball and soccer games at the Beautiful Gate.

On June 11 there will be debates and poetry sessions , followed by the launch of youth desk and career exhibition on June 16 at the Lower Cross Road Community Hall.

This will include an awards ceremony for those who participated in the sport and debate and poetry activities.

On June 18 there will be kids edu-tainment fun day where toddlers will be taught about missing children safety, children abuse at the Beautiful Gate.

The month long activities will be closed with flash mobs in a open spaces where crime awareness will be made pamphlets distributed to the community.

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