Tribute paid to freedom

2017-05-09 06:00
The Where Rainbows Meet foundation held a march to celebrate Freedom Day.

The Where Rainbows Meet foundation held a march to celebrate Freedom Day.

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The Where Rainbows Meet training and development foundation, a non-profit organisation in Vrygrond, held a Freedom Day celebration which was filled with activities and a walk down memory lane for community members.

Foundation members, together with the community, marched down the streets with flyers and posters, reminding people why they needed to recognise the importance of Freedom Day.

“We educated our children and highlighted that on 27 April 1994 the first non-racial elections took place where everyone of voting age from any race group, including foreign citizens permanently resident in South Africa, were allowed to vote,” says Fatiema Abrahams of the foundation.

“It was a tribute to our people who suffered great injuries and death. We celebrated our freedom once again this year in their honour by raising awareness among the community of Vrygrond,” adds Abrahams.

Singing and dancing, took place at the organisation, there were motivational speakers and food.

Abrahams says those attending sang the national anthem and a moment of silence was held for those who died fighting for our freedom.

“Some could only allow themselves to pay tribute with grief and mourn the losses of our people, but this was the only way they could.

“We raised awareness and reached over 500 children and adults in the communities we serve and surrounding areas. They now understand what Freedom Day is all about and why it is celebrated,” says Abrahams.

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