Help make holiday programme a success

2018-10-30 06:00

The 790 Youth Rec Club is looking to spread its wings and accommodate children from Parkwood and Lavender Hill in this year’s December holiday programme.

Their programmes are aimed at keeping children, up to the age of 14, off the streets during the school holidays.

The organisation does this in a manner that is productive and would impact positively on children’s lives, exposing them to different environments where they can learn while having fun.

Roscoe Jacobs, founder of the club, says: “The outings assist in teaching and implement a better social behaviour. Many children are not exposed to places outside their social context and therefore they normalise the bad behaviour.”

They will be embarking on a fundraising drive starting on Thursday 1 November.

They aim to raise an amount of R100 000 which they hope to utilise to cover the costs for camping, sport, arts and various other activities.

Jacobs is calling on individuals and businesses in Hout Bay for financial support.

“In so doing we are keeping children off the street. 790 Youth Rec Club believes with such programmes in high-risk periods these stats can be reduced.”

Jacobs believes they can meet their target as he says the support of the club has increased over the years.

“Support has increased and this is not just financially but also parents encouraging their children to participate. [There is] also an increase in volunteers supporting the programme.” V To assist, contact roscoejacobs@hotmail.com.

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