Food garden for People’s Team

2015-06-09 06:01
Senzeni Zokwana, minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and Santos youth players kicked off Youth Month last week.

Senzeni Zokwana, minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and Santos youth players kicked off Youth Month last week.

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Santos Football Club – also affectionately known by their supporters as the People’s Team – planted a food garden at the club’s headquarters on Monday 1 June to celebrate Youth Month.

Senzeni Zokwana, minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, attended the launch in Lansdowne and was joined by Club chairperson Goolam Allie and five “kicking for food security” ambassadors. They planted a food garden on the academy grounds and played a soccer game.

Zokwana also braved the Cape Town cold to join Santos at its training session as the team kicked off this year’s Youth Month celebrations.

Agriculture as careerThemed “Kick off for food security”, most of this month’s activities involve reaching out to the youth to encourage them to par­tici­pate in agriculture.

The department’s activities for the month will be centered around creating awareness of food security, as well as casting a light on agriculture as a vital career choice for the youth.

Youth Month is an extremely significant part of the South African calendar, Zokwana’s department says in a statement: “Youth Month is founded on the game-changing bravery of the youth of 1976 who fought for an equal and just society.”

Eat correctlyFanned by the academy players, Zokwana told them that to succeed in soccer, they would have to make sure they eat the correct kind of food, with lots of vegetables. He said he was happy to leave them with a food garden, aptly named “the people’s vegetable garden”.

“This Youth Month we decided to go full steam ahead with a campaign that will speak directly to the youth. We have seen how soccer can bring people together, and hence our joining hands with the People’s Team as partners in spreading the message of youth participation in agriculture. I am very pleased that we have ambassadors who have had illustrious careers in soccer, among which include playing for Bafana Bafana,” Zokwana said.

“We hope this journey will serve as an honour to the young people whose gallantry set us on course to where we are today as we celebrate 21 years of a democratic dispensation,” he added.

Tyren Arendse, Carl Lark, Suhayl Allie, Fagrie Lakay, Telford Ncusana and Sachin Dawood will be joining Zokwana as ambassadors as he takes the Youth Month message across the country.

Santos Football Club – also affectionately known by their supporters as the ­People’s Team – planted a food garden at the Club’s headquarters on Monday 1 June to celebrate Youth Month.

Senzeni Zokwana, minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, attended the launch in Lansdowne and was joined by Club chairperson Goolam Allie and five “kicking for food security” ambassadors. They planted a food garden on the academy grounds and played a soccer game.

Zokwana also braved the Cape Town cold to join Santos at its training session as the team kicked off this year’s Youth Month ­celebrations.

Agriculture as careerThemed “Kick off for food security”, most of this month’s activities involve reaching out to the youth to encourage them to par­tici­pate in agriculture and consider a career in the field.

The department’s activities for the month will be centered around creating awareness of food security, as well as casting a light on agriculture as a vital career choice for the youth.

Youth Month is an extremely significant part of the South African calendar, Zokwana’s department says in a statement: “Youth Month is founded on the game-changing bravery of the youth of 1976 who fought for an equal and just society.”

Eat correctlyFanned by the academy players, Zokwana told them that to succeed in soccer, they would have to make sure they eat the correct kind of food, with lots of vegetables. He said he was happy to leave them with a food garden, aptly named “the people’s vegetable garden”.

“This Youth Month we decided to go full steam ahead with a campaign that will speak directly to the youth. We have seen how soccer can bring people together, and hence our joining hands with the People’s Team as partners in spreading the message of youth participation in agriculture. I am very pleased that we have ambassadors who have had illustrious careers in soccer, among which include playing for Bafana Bafana,” Zokwana said.

“We hope this journey will serve as an honour to the young people whose gallantry set us on course to where we are today as we celebrate 21 years of a democratic dispensation,” he added.

Tyren Arendse, Carl Lark, Suhayl Allie, Fagrie Lakay, Telford Ncusana and Sachin Dawood will be joining Zokwana as ambassadors as he takes the Youth Month message across the country

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