Children from the age of six participated in several games.
Childhood video games handed on from one era to the following was the theme of the day at the “Suikerkaskenades Indigenous Games” hosted by the New Horizon Neighbourhood Watch in Pelican Park on Heritage Day, Saturday 24 September.
Saadiqah Ganief, treasurer at New Horizon Neighbourhood Watch, stated the purpose of the occasion was to promote social cohesion.
“Games that have been performed generations before were enjoyed by the youth symbolising Heritage Day.
“The aim of the programme was to promote social cohesion and empowerment of staff constructing and unity among team mates as they are enjoying with pure enjoyable and no competition.”
New Horizon Neighbourhood Watch partnered with the New Horizon Civic Association, New Horizon Marching Band, Move SA and Grassy Park Youth Desk Crime Prevention Unit to host the occasion.
Around 80 children between the ages of six and 16 participated in the enjoyable actions which included sack races, potato races a bean race and three-legged race.
Special friends included Mayco member for security and security JP Smith who acknowledged the youth’s commitment to turn into involved in the community.
Mayco member for security and security JP Smith was a special visitor at the indigenous day occasion on Heritage Day.PHOTOS: supplied
“Attending community initiatives and getting concerned with the marching squad keeps youth away from the social ills in the neighborhood.”
Grassy Park station commander Col Dawood Laing inspired youth to complete their training and that it was important to “know where you come from and where you may be heading to.”
Meanwhile, the Grassy Park Youth Desk Crime Prevention Unit promoted their fingerprint drive to incorporate kids of all ages into the programme.
A younger proficient artist stood out for producing his personal unique music.
“A very talented younger man Raees Ryklief composed his personal original rap for the youth speaking about gang violence, murders and the harm in communities which are breaking down our youth. His piece encouraged the youth to look in the course of a brighter and broader horizon,” stated Ganief.
She added that the New Horizon Neighbourhood Watch has always pledged to take on social responsibility locally.
“We stand firm to create opportunities, awareness programmes and fun actions to continuously have initiatives that deter youth away from selections leading to gangsterism and crime.”
The Grassy Park Youth Desk Crime Prevention Unit promoted their fingerprint drive to include youngsters of all ages into the programme.