Keeping children safe

2019-04-02 06:00
Fun and games at the holiday programme.

Fun and games at the holiday programme.

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Where Rainbows Meet Training and Development Foundation, a non-profit organisation in Capricorn, hosted their first holiday programme for the community.

The programme consisted of many activities such as life skills training, team building and youth workshops. Fun and games included soccer, netball, jumping in sacks (big brown bags), potato or an egg on a tablespoon, relay races, hopscotch, storytelling, Nikkies and more. The children enjoyed themselves so much they didn’t want to go home.

Kyle Luke Cupido, project manager at the foundation, says those attending the programme really enjoyed it.

“They were ecstatic and happy, eager to learn and overjoyed, they participated in each and every activity with ease. With our staff and youth leaders safely accompanying them and making sure they are well taken care of, protecting them and interacting with them, they could be free to express themselves through play, exploration and most importantly also have fun,” he says.

Each day the foundation provided children and youth with a sandwich, a fruit and a cup of juice. At lunchtime, they would receive a warm plate of food that was different every day. It was also served with a cup of juice.

At the end of the day’s programme, they were gifted with a snack to take home. “We kept 300 children and youth off the streets these school holidays, (not only from Vrygrond but surrounding areas as well).

“We taught them how to be safe, smart and how to keep out of trouble, empowered them as our future leaders of tomorrow as well as showed them that drugs, alcohol and crime are not learning, benefiting them or having fun in any way as it leads to a life of crime.

“They also taught them education is important, a priority and that there are better and beautiful things in life to experience and to achieve,” he says.


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