Mitchell’s Plain children enjoyed an array of activities, games, movies, arts and crafts on Youth Day, Friday June 16.
Revival Centre International (RCI) Church, in New Woodlands, and Eagles Wings Restoration Centre, based in Rocklands, collaborated to restore trust and self-worth among youth with a fun-filled programme at the New Woodlands church.
The older youth were engaged with talks about teenage pregnancy, substance abuse and other issues affecting youth.
They were served healthy snacks and received a warm plate of food.
Director Frederika Groepies, Eagles Wings a non-profit organisation, said the aim of the event was to engage with youth, to make them feel appreciated and loved.
Ms Groepies runs a full-time feeding scheme from her home in Rocklands, which provides a meal for the youth and children from the surrounding areas twice a week.
“Many times, our youth are overlooked and not seen or heard.
“We need to take time out an engage with the youth, as this helps build their self-esteem and as adults we can guide them on their journey,” said Ms Groepies.
Participants were given a toiletry gift pack and snacks to take home.
Ms Groepies thanked Apostle Ricardo Sloster, his wife Pastor Denise, the youth leadership of the church Taswell Dreyer and members; as well as Yumna Davids and her family for their assistance in making the day possible.
She also thanked all of the sponsors for their contributions.