Kids, neighbours have fun in street

2018-11-06 06:01
Children started the event with a placard walk through the area.

Children started the event with a placard walk through the area.

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The smell of braai, the sound of laughter and the colours of clothing, umbrellas and lawn chairs filled the street for a special inaugural initiative planned by five local moms.

Mothers Who Care, organisers of a street party in Sidney Goldblatt, New Woodlands, say the initiative was organised by five moms.

Zubeiga Petersen of the organisation says they got together to plan the event and are now going to be registered as an
organisation.

“We wanted to do the event to bring the community together and get the kids off the streets. We had children between the ages of 14 and 16 who were on the road all the time also join in. We are just a few moms who got together to help each other,” she says.

“We had the children from the street and started with around 30 children. They told their friends and everyone came along, now we have around 70 children.”

The children practised for six months to put on a talent show. This included dancing, a play and a pageant.

Classic Garage Doors and Gafeesah’s Fish Den were some of the sponsors.“We really want to thank all the children, parents, the sponsors and everyone else for their support and the input as well as the time that everyone gave to the whole idea to bring the community together,” says Petersen.

The event was held in the close from 10:00 to 17:00 on Saturday.

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