Free after-exam gala dinner

2018-12-05 06:00
PHOTO: lethiwe makhanyaRose Sokhela.

PHOTO: lethiwe makhanyaRose Sokhela.

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NON-PROFIT organisation Izibusiso7­ is inviting all the pupils who just finished write their final examinations to a free after-exam gala dinner that will be held at the YMCA, Alan Paton Road, on December 8 from 1pm to 5pm. The dinner is for all pupils that are between the ages of 15 and 25.

Founder of Izibusiso7 Rose “Mam Ndo” Sokhela said that they have partnered with pastor Darian Emersleben and his wife Cherylene Emersleben of Yaweh Glory Worship Centre, which is a non-profit company based in Ashburton, for the event.

She said the purpose of this day is to teach young people about the dangers of doing illegal acts, like smoking drugs and drinking alcohol, during the holidays and also prepare them for the next year.

This gala dinner will have two sessions. The dress code for the first session is black tie and for the second session jeans, a white t-shirt, and takkies (preferably white).

“We have noticed that most of the youth, when they are done with their exams and school is closed for holidays, they turn to do wrong.

“Some even become pregnant at a young age, which increases the rate of teenage pregnancy.

“Others become suicidal after they get their matric results because no one has prepared them or taught them about things that can possibly happen in their lives. They just think that it is the end of the world for them. We will be encouraging them to work hard so that they can reach their goals.

“Those who are going to start their first year in university next year will be taught about life outside of high school so that when they get to university they know what to expect,” she said.

“The goal for this organisation is to help groom girls and boys into ladies and gentlemen.

“I have been running this organisation for four years and I help different children from all over Pietermaritzburg. When I was in the United Kingdom for 10 years, I was involved in a lot of charities and I decided to come back home and start this organisation that will help our own children. We want to help our children have a bright future. We teach them different skills like decoration, table manners etc.

“Since we are a non-profit organisation we would like people to please help us with donations,” Sokhela ended.

For more information regarding this event contact Rose Sokhela at 079 385 3460 or Whatsapp 072 711 1096 or send an e-mail to rose.sokhela@gmail.com

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