The Light From Africa Foundation (LFAF) ended off the month of June, with a special holiday programme which saw 180 children attend various workshops at Trust House in Suurbraak.
June in South Africa has been dubbed Youth Month, and we remember the past sacrifices of our youth, and now celebrate our freedom by equipping our youth with vital life skills to prepare them for the future.
The past week was spent creating awareness of conserving our natural resources. This initiative was started by the GVB Conservancy. The children enjoyed a walk along the Buffeljags River and learnt about the Burchell’s Redfin, commonly known as the ‘Rooivlerkie’.
Burchell’s Redfin (Pseudobarbus burchelli), which is critically endangered, is endemic to the Western Cape and can be found in the Breede and Tradouw rivers.
Under the guidance of our art facilitator, Charl (Junior), the children were encouraged to make their own version of the ‘rooivlerkie‘. From drawings to paintings and puppets, everyone was focused on their own creations. These activities were followed by a hearty bowl of soup prepared by Aunty Hetta. Some of the veggies for the soup were harvested from Trust House’s very own vegetable garden.
“We are so excited to see these young children being constructively engaged in our holiday programme. Well done to our facilitators, Charl and Hetta,” said LFAF Director, Almarie Pelser.
Next week will see a collaboration with Net vir Pret who will teach the children the art of puppet making.
Anyone wanting to support this programme must please contact Godfrey on 082 390 2241.
We encourage you to pop in at Trust House to see the children in action.
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