The Day of an African Child event was celebrated at Moya Centre on 17th June 2022. The theme of the event was “Eliminating Harmful Practices Affecting Children”. We accommodated about 200 students with age’s ranges from 8- 23 years old, who are our clubs members and some are sponsored kids. We invited a representative from the Prime Minister’s Office under the Anti-trafficking and Anti-smuggling Secretariat (Lindiwe) who taught them on Human Trafficking and how to escape from it. We also had Healthplus4Men representative (Leon), who was educating them on the dangers of drugs usage and how to avoid them, or get help if you are already using them and want to quit.
We were also entertained with (Drama, Poetry, Dance and Modelling) by our children from each of our Youth, Preteen and Kids clubs. There was a group activity where the crowd had to sing the song entitled “Wemadoda Sabelani” by Loyiso Gijana, which is a song against femicide. Everything went well on the day and we ended the day with words of appreciation from the Events Manager Ms. Notsile Nkambule, who was also the MC of the day. Later there were refreshments (Lunch) and treats baked from our Moya kitchen by a private volunteer. We hope this event inspired, rejuvenated and gave hope to our children.