Cornubia children celebrate Mandela Month
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Cornubia children celebrate Mandela Month SILINDILE MALULEKA ABOUT 1 000 Solomon Mahlangu Primary School learners from Cornubia and Blackburn Village ended Mandela Month celebrations with educational talks and fun activities. The fun day held on 28 July, was a partnership between eThekwini Municipality and Tongaat Hulett Developments.
The learners, aged between five and 13 years, received educational talks about road safety from eThekwini Transport Authority officials. Demonstrations included teaching the learners when and how to cross the road and road rules, followed by an interactive of drugs and alcohol and Fire Department presentation on the abuse eThekwini Municipality's demonstrated fire safety measures and reiterated what steps to take in the event of afire. Officials from Cleansing and Solid Waste Unit highlighted the importance of caring for the environment and recycling.
A mobile clinic was on site to assess and treat children for various ailments. Ward 62 Councillor Zanele Khumalo encouraged the children take pride in their education. "As we celebrate the iconic hero and former statesman Nelson Mandela, it is significant that we celebrate this day with you because Tata had profound love for children and he was passionate about education. He was also passionate about the development of young people. Therefore, put education first in everything that you do," she said. Executive Head for Community Publicprivate Partnerships for Tongaat Hulett Developments, Bongani Gumede said this was a memorable occasion because it put smiles on the learner's faces. "Working with the City, we wanted to give these children a really worthwhile experience, a day filled with fun while also passing along vital messages that will keep them safe and informed. It was a very successful initiative and we were grateful to have played a meaningful role in their lives," he said.
Author: Government Publications: Ezasegagasini Metro - 11 Aug 2017