Doccie to tell positive stories

2018-11-06 06:01

Kids Are Kids, a non-profit organisation in Ocean View, recently launched a documentary project called Mooi Ding to paint a positive picture of their area.

The launch took place on Wednesday 31 October at the Roman Catholic Church hall in Ocean View.

The organisation started last year and is in the process of being registered, but has already done several projects in different communities like Ocean View, Masiphumelele and Lavender Hill.

Luke Koeries, founder of Kids Are Kids, says the idea behind Mooi Ding is to tell the good stories about Ocean View. He hopes they can later branch out to other areas where youth face the same challenges.

“It was a huge success and it was so amazing – young people wanted to learn more and they are hungry for role models. The hall was packed and everyone was eager to see the video. Through the Mooi Ding documentary, we will have someone to look up to and learn from. A lot is said about the bad that is happening in our area but we don’t really have a lot of positive things being said about our area. There are people that are doing a lot of good to keep children safe and take them off the streets,” says Koeries.

He says the idea is to focus on the positive and give the youth in the area something to look up to and someone to learn from.

Koeries says the documentary highlights all the positive role players and talent in their area. “We are tired of hearing about gangs, guns and drugs so we decided to put a short video together which was played at the launch so that people get an idea of what we wanted to do. We will be going around and filming more people in the area that are busy with different projects,” he says.

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