YOUTH Day was commemorated in style with a variety of activities and events staged in different parts of the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) last week.
Communities were entertained with fun games, sport and educated through messages of support about the significance and true meaning of Youth Day by government officials and non-governmental organisations.
Breidbach Seniors Citizens Club members embarked on a protest march and received overwhelming support from staff and pupils of the Breidbach Primary School, members of Home Seekers and spiritual leaders.
The group displayed anti-drugs placards and was led by BCM traffic officials from the Uniting Reformed Church, through the streets to the back of the area and concluded their initiative on the local sports grounds with dance, song and speeches.
“We have commemorated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Youth Day together today and are happy for the messages that went out and overwhelmed by the support gained by all present,” organiser Theresa Rose said.
The community of Mlakalaka Village on the outskirts of Zwelitsha, celebrated the day with a variety of activities from sport and dance to modelling staged by organisers of the Dubu Cultural Society. The official ceremony was opened by governmental officials delivering messages of support to the well-attended crowd.
The theme was “The time is now” and co-organiser Xolani Fiti explained the purpose of the day followed by support messages delivered by officials from SAPS, the departments of health, education and social development.
The Sweetwaters hall was packed to its capacity for a programme in commemoration of June 16 which was loaded with entertainment presented to the audiences – ranging from live performance, dancing and comedians.
Among the special guests in support, were BCMM ward 44 councillor Sixolisiwe Ntsasela and BCMM youth advisory official Siphiwo Konzaphi.