Kids enjoy rights

2018-03-28 06:00
Minette Nortjé, candidate attorney at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys, spends time with Kamohelo Ramaditsi and Dimpho Mmelesi at the fun day held at the Tjhabelang Primary School on 17 March., during The Right to Fun’, which is part to upholding Section 31, which coincides with Human Rights. The fun day celebration was held recently 17 March at the .Photo: Supplied

Minette Nortjé, candidate attorney at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys, spends time with Kamohelo Ramaditsi and Dimpho Mmelesi at the fun day held at the Tjhabelang Primary School on 17 March., during The Right to Fun’, which is part to upholding Section 31, which coincides with Human Rights. The fun day celebration was held recently 17 March at the .Photo: Supplied

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Litigants of the Phatshoane Henney Attorneys law firm held a special occasion for the learners of the Tjhabelang Primary School in Bainsvlei.

The event was focused on section 31 – a child’s right to have fun.

This article deals with the right to play, to have fun and to be valued as children and not just future adults.

The children’s fun-filled event coincided with national celebrations to mark Human Rights Day on 21 March.

The team of litigants joined the children in a series of activities held at the school on 17 March.

Upholding “the right to fun”, the litigants entertained close to 130 underprivileged children of the Bainsvlei rural community.

They also educated the learners in an effort to empower the Tjhabelang Primary School in its fight against poverty.o uplifting the children from poverty.

Adriaan van Rensburg, criminal law attorney of Phatshoane Henney Attorneys, said they arranged the event on the Saturday to free the children of their worries for at least one day. Their main goal was to help the children have as much fun as possible.

“Seeing their smiling faces and hearing their laughter meant the world to us,” he said.

“We strongly believe that it should be everyone’s right to be able to experience such joy.”

The children were entertained with face-painting and a magic show. The pushcarts, waterslide and jumping castle also provided hours of delight, with hamburgers and candy floss to fuel their energy.

and, rounded off with burgers for lunch and candy floss to all the children’s hearts’ content.

This event was in line with the United Nations’ Declaration of the Rights of the Child: “The child shall have the full opportunity to play, and recreation should be directed to the same purposes as education; society and the public authorities shall endeavour to promote the enjoyment of this right” (Article 7).

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