Safeguarding kids against bad elements

2019-06-25 06:01
Children from around New Horizon enjoy the treats at the holiday programme.

Children from around New Horizon enjoy the treats at the holiday programme.

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The New Horizon Civic Association hosted hundreds of children at its week-long holiday programme at Pelican Park Hall from Monday 17 June. The programme ended on Friday 21 June.

Mariam Davids, secretary for the association, says their aim was to “safeguard our children against the bad elements and to keep them focused” during the school holidays. Each day was unique, with about 75 children accommodated. It started with Grassy Park police motivating youngsters varying from age six to 13 and was followed by activities and performances by local youth. These included poetry recitations and New Horizon Outcasts hip-hop group entertaining the crowd.

It was followed by an information day on Tuesday 18 June where various speakers took turns to talk to the children.

From Wednesday 19 to Friday children were engaged in different activities including sport, art and crafts and reading. The programme was made a success through the generosity of the association’s members and donations by some residents.

“We find it difficult to get any funding from the ward allocations or from government but we continue to serve and uplift our community as per our slogan,” Davids says.V To help call Mariam Davids on 061 428 3649.


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