Children carried placards displaying messages condemning child abuse.  Photo: Mzamane Ringane

Kids get their voices heard


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Children from Modimolle and the surrounding areas converged on the Lekkerbreek Primary School events hall to celebrate national Children’s Day on Saturday, 4 November.

Children’s Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday of November.

As a build-up to the main event, the local children marched down the streets of Phagameng township, carrying placards displaying messages condemning child abuse. 

Messages such as “Say no to child abuse” were conveyed through placards.

The march was organised by Childline Limpopo in conjunction with the non-profit organisation, Limpopo Poverty Alleviation.

Childline Limpopo training officer, Nelson Letoka, said the main objective was to raise awareness about abuse and to urge members of the community to break the silence. 

“We have realised that in most instances children and parents are afraid to report these cases, especially if the perpetrator is someone who is very close to the family,” he said. 

The main event was hosted by the office of the Limpopo Premier, Stanley Mathabatha.

Limpopo Office of the Premier’s Deputy Director, General Nana Manamela, addressed the children who attended the event. 

Manamela discouraged the youngsters, most of them primary school learners, to stay away from drugs and engaging in sexual activities at a young age. 

Christmas came early for children at Dira o Direlwe drop-in centre, when non-profit organisation Help us Dress a Baby donated clothes for about 300 children. 

The organisation was co-founded by a duo of hip-hop artist Jacky Morema, popularly known as Mopedy and his business associate, Lherato Tefo.

7 months ago       09 November 2017