The second annual Families South Africa (Famsa) picnic took place at Southernwood Primary School in East London, with a lot of excitement and fun.
The celebration has an emphasis on May, being Family Month, and brings parents and children together to connect and bond.
EL Famsa director Thozi Sishuba said this event formed part of their Education for Living programme.
“The programme is to empower children with skills while they’re still young. “Through these fun games and activities, parents as well as well foster parents spend time together that they wouldn’t normally have because of time constraints,” Sishuba said.
Famsa social worker Nomfundo Koom said the day was also aimed at reuniting families, especially where family have been torn apart by drug abuse.
Hercules Bootcamp was also there to keep the children fit in fun ways.
“I was invited to train the children, and we did dances, aerobics as well as a bootcamp. I always look forward to be part of events like this,” Bootcamp owner Singwa Silinga said.
PnA Stationers East London’s mascot Penny paid a visit to children and handed out rulers.
For mothers such as Sharon Le Moor and Ronell Hendricks, this was the perfect opportunity to spend more time with their children.
“The weekends are so short and events like these are always welcome. It’s also nice to get to know other parents,” said Le Moor.
Hendricks said that events of this nature was great so that the children may relax before the start of exams.