Children’s Christmas party

Left: Pastor Jonathan Naicker, from Jesus Connection Church, in Eastridge, hands children gifts.

Thousands of children attended a Christmas Party at Beacon Hill High School, in Beacon Valley, on Saturday December 16. Jesus Connection Church (JCC) hosted the party, for 3000 children, aged between four and 11. Previously the church hosted 1500 children in 2014, 1000 more in 2015 and 5000 children last year. Decision Affects Destinies (DAD) Youth Mentorship Programme managed the programme and members of the Mitchell’s Plain community police forum (CPF) and the neighbourhood watch kept the children safe, as adults were barred from the playing field. The children were kept busy with go carts, play dress-up, netball, soccer, face painting and jumping castles. Each child received a party pack, a gift and a hot dog before being fetched by their parents at the school’s gates.