Mother’s Day pampering and pep talk

2016-05-11 06:00
Photo: supplied Guests were captivated by the talk given by Annet Sewraj.

Photo: supplied Guests were captivated by the talk given by Annet Sewraj.

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MORE than 70 mothers were treated to a special Mother’s Day celebration at the Shakaskraal Old Age Centre on Wednesday last week.
Local ACDP councillor Nel Sewraj also attended and presented the mothers with chocolates as a token of appreciation for upholding family values.
Also present was Pastor Gerald Chetty, chairman of the centre and Dr Nivasha Naidoo, a local medical practitioner and keen supporter of the centre.
The exciting event culminated with all mothers being treated to a delicious Mother’s Day lunch.

The guest speaker was Annet Michelle Sewraj, a psychology and English graduate and founder of Nation Builders, a non-profit organisation that focuses on the empowerment and development of women and children.

Annet, a mother herself, spoke about the vital role that mothers play in society, especially in modern society where she believes the importance of family life is being eroded and where morals and values are degenerating.
She highlighted the necessity for mothers to develop and build themselves to function at their optimum within the family.
“Mothers are the primary care-givers in the home and the ones who bond and cement the family unit strongly together,” she said.

Sam Moodley, a member of the centre’s management committee thanked Annet for her contribution towards community development.
She was also invited back to conduct a parenting workshop at the centre in the near future.
Annet has been speaking and conducting workshops at various schools, organisations and associations. She can be contacted at Nation Builders on 032 946 3331 or


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