Programme keeps kids busy

2019-06-27 06:00
Project facilitator Vuyokazi Tenenengu talking to the learners during the event.PHOTO: unathi obose

Project facilitator Vuyokazi Tenenengu talking to the learners during the event.PHOTO: unathi obose

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More than 50 learners converged at the United Methodist Church of Southern Africa in NY 78 for a school holiday programme. The initiative is designed to keep the children away from the streets.

The event kicked off on Tuesday 17 June and ended on Monday 24 June. It was organised by Sizathu Community Care and Development Organisation in partnership with the City’s community safety department.

Chairperson of the organisation Dumile Cwati said the plan is to educate and equip learners with life skills.

“We are teaching them various things like listening skills and the importance of education.

“We also assist them on practising netball and football,” said Cwati.

He said they host the event every school holidays. “We started the initiative last year December. And our aim is to conduct it every school holiday just to keep the children busy. We accommodate learners aged between six to 21,” he stated.

Cwati expressed his gratitude to the parents for showing great support to the initiative.

Parent Priscilla Ngxiki described the project as helpful.

“As parents, we support the project because it keeps our children safe. I wish other parents can bring their children here for them to be safe,” said Ngxiki.

One of the learners Siyabulela Magwa (10) described the camp as entertaining.

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