Kalksteenfontein youngsters were treated to a fun day by a church group at the weekend.
The Pinkster Kolossense Stryders Internasionale Sending Kerk members organised the event so kids could forget about Covid, says organiser Nicky Brevis.
“The message behind this day is that Covid really kept us behind on doing a lot of things in our underprivileged communities.
“But it does not mean that the community cannot have fun or have constructive interaction even with the government regulations still in place.
“Due to all these restrictions, kids find ways to do wrong things like start doing drugs, becoming part of gangs and their community play parks have become gangster territory.
“Some people are hopeless in these situations. We would like to make them aware that there is hope and love.”
About 60 kids gathered in Hydrangea Street and participated in face painting and dance competitions before they were served soup.
“We feel that Kalksteenfontein is a forgotten community because of the gangsterism in the area. The event was for us to show people that we are still here,” says Nicky.
“Hopefully they enjoyed their time dancing and the toys that some won.”
One of the winners, Leanthe Makoba, 11, says she is happy to have won the journal set.
“My aunt taught me how to dance, we always dance together and I’m glad something positive came out of our love for dance. This is the first dance competition I have ever entered and I won.”