Youth Day commemorated

The Vygieskraal community could not get enough of Inshaaf Losper’s sweet sounds.
Pre-schoolers from Vygieskraal sang “We are the world”, much to the delight of the crowd.
A memorial wall commemorated all those from Vygieskraal who had died. Back, from back, are, Charmaine Pitts, John Breda and Nadeelah Koopman. In front are Dilan Breda and Charnelle Pitts.
These committee members, all residents of Vygieskraal, arranged the event. They were supported by Imam Salie Davids, who is a community worker in the area.
In Heideveld, the brass band, Street Kings, entertained those at Residents for Change’s event. From left are, Lionel van Rensburg, Rudy Jacobs, Keagan Adams, Oswald Moses, Baasit Gaffoor and Mariam Smith.
The committee members of Residents for Change had special t-shirts printed for the event.
Teams from Betsy. Daphne, Carol and Alison courts competed in five-a-side soccer matches.
Carla Atkins, 13, representing Carol Court, takes her shot, while Nimaad Davis, 11, from Daphne Court defends.
The youth who took part in the Heideveld Development Forum’s netball tournament, first had to clean the court on the sports field, as it was strewn with litter because of illegal dumping.

Events were held across the greater Athlone area to commemorate Youth Day on Wednesday June 16.

In Vygieskraal, the community organised a variety show, and sponsors were sourced to provide residents with some refreshments.

In Heideveld, a group calling themselves Residents for Change, hosted netball and soccer tournaments among the youth from Betsy, Daphne, Carol and Alison Courts.

The Heideveld Development Forum also hosted a netball and soccer tournament, with entertainment and motivational speakers. The Heideveld Community Action Network fed 3 000 youth on the day.