The Khayalethu holiday programme kicked off this week at the Nhlalakahle Community Hall and Khan Road. The Holiday programme is set to enrich children in vulnerable communities.
Amongst topics that were discussed substance abuse, life skills, bullying and Gender Based Violence. That included being raped and harassed as children. These topics were discussed as part of 16 days of Activism and also because of cases that the care workers have been exposed to within the communities.
Children were already qued outside the hall doors ready to be part of the programme, the programme was set to run for 5days. Most of the children are very much familiar with the community workers because they are also a part of an after care school programme where they
focus on education, homework and life skill activities every day.
Ntombi Mvelase who is a community care worker advised that the purpose of this programme is to celebrate 16 days of activism “We have worked closely with these communities and during that time we have obtained that there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in terms of children being exposed to GBV at home and in communities as a whole, we have allowed children to be expressive in order to be able to tackle these problems “Said Ntombi