August Newsletter 2023

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Substance Abuse Awareness.

Our junior girls took time to educate each other about the dangers of taking drugs. Each one was given a chance to share their point of view and general knowledge of the types of drugs and their side effects.

Sharing ideas in a laid-back relaxed setting was the theme of the day as it was going to help our staff gather more information about their mindset regarding the subject, so that we know where to begin in shaping their way of thinking and their perspectives towards the world.

The children shared pictures, videos and all kinds of social media avenues as important tools to raise their awareness so that they don’t find themselves being victims of drugs without knowing. One of the most interesting parts of the event was when children were asked to articulate whatever they grabbed to their bag of information!

Women’s Day celebrations…

National Women’s Day commemorates a historic protest of unjust laws under the then-Apartheid regime. In 1956, women marched onto the union buildings singing. On the 9th of August 2023 we had different speakers who were engaging with the children. They were also giving them more knowledge about the history of Women’s Day. We also had different activities that were engaged with on the day such as a role plays -the children portrayed the march that transpired in 1956 as they sang “WATHINTA ABAFAZI WATHINTA IMBOKODO” which translates to “You strike a woman, your strike a rock.”

Our young ladies decided to compile a lovely collage to appreciate and honor all the women of PCH who continue to make a difference in their lives and in the community.

Well done to them on this initiative!

Feminism is not about making women stronger.

Women are already strong. It about changing the way the world perceives that strength.

Truevine Community Church Outreach program.

This month we were also blessed by a visit from Truevine Community Church as part of their youth outreach program. This was mainly for the junior boys and girls. The children enjoyed various games with the youth team as well as spoils. The children were gifted with clothes and the set-up was flea market style where the clothes were laid on the table and the children chose for themselves the items they liked. They were ecstatic to have an opportunity in front of donors to get to choose their own gifts!

A huge appreciation goes to the youth of TCC for their amazing gestures as well as choosing to spend the day with PCH.

Girl Talk @ Bessie Head Library

PCH Real Dreamerz had an amazing opportunity once again to attend Girl Talk hosted by the Bessie Head library. In celebrating Women’s month, the Bessie Head library hosted young girls under the theme “Women pioneering Women”. A variety of speakers shared perspectives and experiences of life with the ladies in attendance. The highlight of the day was meeting Melokuhle Ngcamu, a 14-year-old young author who wrote her 1st book during Covid when she was just 12 years titled “The mind of a 12-year-old. She was such an inspiration to the ladies.

Thank you to Bessie Head for this awesome initiative!

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