Skip, jump and hop all in a day’s play

2016-03-31 06:00
 Children play skipping rope as part of the Visionary Youth Leaders activities on Monday PHOTOs: tarzan mbita

Children play skipping rope as part of the Visionary Youth Leaders activities on Monday PHOTOs: tarzan mbita

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NY6 in Gugulethu was a hive of activity on Easter Monday as children were kept busy, taking part in all manner of sporting activity, courtesy of the Visionary Youth Leaders(VYL).

From skipping ropes, soccer, netball and traditional sports, young participants seemed to bask in the adrenalin pumping acticities.

VYL is the brainchild of a number of youngsters from the area, who feel that the challenges faced by the younger generation; drugs, teenage pregnancy and other social anomalies are not insurmountable.

A spokesperson from the organisation said they are planning to invite community leaders to address the young in the area on the dangers posed by taking part in anti-social drugs like tik and other narcotics. They said workshops are going to be a permanent feature of their activities, in the endeavour to stem the tide of drug use in their street, which they acceded was very high.

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