Dancing to educate youth about abuse

2018-07-04 06:01
Skebhe Dlamini of Skhebekamhlohli Trading and Project (left) and Lwazi Nsele of Black Rock Management.PHOTO: lethiwe makhanya

Skebhe Dlamini of Skhebekamhlohli Trading and Project (left) and Lwazi Nsele of Black Rock Management.PHOTO: lethiwe makhanya

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TWO companies, Black Rock Management and Skhebekamhlohli Trading and Project, have come together and created a dance performance aimed at teaching the community of Pietermariztburg about abuse, and also to help find the solutions on how to deal with abuse.

The dance performance will take place at Bessie Head Library on July 13 from 9 am to 2 pm.

Lwazi Nsele of Black Rock Management said that the dance is their way of giving back to the community by teaching people about abuse.

He said that they believe that business people have a big role to play when it comes to assisting communities to fight against social ills.

“We will also have an open discussion to allow people to voice their opinions about abuse.

During this discussion, we will try to isolate the problems and look for solutions on how to tackle the problem of abuse.”

“Our youth have a lot of potential, and they have bright future ahead of them, but there are these social ills that are destroying them. “They need to be taught about these things. Most of our youth is being abused, but they do not know how to recognise it. We want to help them take that first step.

“We do not want to talk to them, we want them to tell us about the challenges they have faced before and what they think will help in tackling those problems in future.

We are trying to change our society for the better,” he said.

He said the dance that they will be doing is not just a dance, rather it is something that will heal the soul.

“This whole event is about improving the lives of people and trying to bring back the spirit of Ubuntu.

“Our women must feel safe when they are around us (men).

“As men, we must protect women, not abuse them. Let us all bring the change into our communities.”

Skebhe Dlamini of Skhebekamhlohli Trading and Project said this is the second time they are doing this event.

He said that, since they started it, they have seen a difference.

“We work a lot with the youth in arts and theatre and we have noticed that they really want to get involved in fighting these social ills, especially abuse.

We are not going to stop until we see the change in our communities,” he said.

Entrance to the event is free.

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