Helping youth

2017-07-04 06:01
Mayco member Eddie Andrews (back row with brown jacket) with some of the staff of Westville Primary School.

Mayco member Eddie Andrews (back row with brown jacket) with some of the staff of Westville Primary School.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Eddie Andrews, Mayco member (South) ended off his Youth Month activities in conversation with 110 Grade 12 learners at Portland High School last week.

The conversation was to give young people the platform to find their voice and raise awareness among adults that decisions about young people can no longer be made without young people.

Andrews continued the #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs and #NothingForUsWithoutUs conversation.

“I must commend the group of young people for their level of maturity and the courteous manner in which they articulated their point of view. The fact that they came to school on the last day of the term to participate in the conversation must be acknowledged,” says Andrews.

Andrews shared his story and cautioned the youth to be aware of the choices they make.

This was also to encourage them to prepare for exams and apply to tertiary institutions while being focused on school and amid a host of socio-economic challenges that are also pressuring them.

The learners were then divided into groups and asked to discuss health, religion, money and social media and its impacts on young people.

“I was pleasantly surprised by the thought provoking comments raised by the groups. The level of maturity displayed must be commended,” adds Andrews.

Last week, Andrews also surprised educators at the Mitchell’s Plain School of Skills in Rocklands and Westville Primary School in Westridge with lunch as a token of appreciation for their contribution to investing into the lives of young people.

Andrews reminded the teachers that their role is very important in the formation of young people.

He went onto remind the teachers that celebrating young month cannot go by without noticing their role, selfless efforts and constant encouraging of young people every day.

He also said teachers often go by unappreciated and unnoticed, yet they have the most important task.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

6 myths about male cancer

It is important to be aware of the most prevalent cancer diseases amongst men in our country.

 
 

You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.