Youth graduate with new skills

Mitchell’s Plain Network Opposing Abuse graduates are pictured with facilitator community activist Dilsha Ismail.

Fourteen Mitchell’s Plain youth completed a three-month community and life skills development and organisational course offered by the Mitchell’s Plain Network Opposing Abuse.

Despite taxi violence, not having transport and not having a fixed venue, they were determined to complete the modules and to pursue their goals.

They met weekly at Dagbreek community hall, with the help of Ashley Potts, councillor for Ward 81.

Facilitator and community activist Dilsha Ishmail said she was amazed to see the unity and care shared among the participants.

“They even put monies together for transport for each other,” she said.

They received certificates at the Westridge hall on Tuesday April 5.

The network empowers victims or survivors of crime, violent crimes and disasters with coping skills, as well as the promotion and advocacy to prevent all forms of violence and abuse.