Changing mindsets

Vocalist Leonardo Visagie, also known as Nate Dwag, bass guitarist Tarrique Noch, vocalist Donovan Petersen, also known as Big D, and keyboard player Ashwin Rubain.

The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) Mitchell’s Plain Region youth hosted a Youth Day event entitled “God is everywhere” at Seaview Baptist Church, in Strandfontein, on Thursday June 16.

Guests included poet Chelsea Goliath, Dr Candice Franke, a nano-electrochemistry lecturer at UWC’s chemistry department and Western Cape youth leader Marvin Christians.

They encouraged the youth to study and follow their dreams.

They addressed issues of gender-based violence, depression, pain and bullying in the context of belief and faith.

Dale van Staden, ACDP Mitchell’s Plain region youth coordinator, said the objective of the day was to change the youth’s mindsets.

“To get them to see, that there are people who care.

“There are people who want to make a difference. We would like more youth to come join us in future,” he said.