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2022/06/24      |  Written By:  Mr M Ngxukumeshe   |   Province:  Western Cape

Elderly people of Scottsdene braved the chilly and rainy weather conditions to attend an event which forms part of the Youth Month celebrations.

The event which was held on Tuesday 14 June 2022 at Kraaifontein AFM Church Hall is expected to be a four day event which will focus on matters and challenges facing young people.

According to the organizers of the event who were led by Womens Network, elderly were to be honoured and recognised for the role they have played in raising sons and daughters of the country.

Chairperson of Womens Network in the province Joyce Sakati said elderly people had a wealth of wisdom and experience that has helped to bring about the fruits of freedom which were enjoyed by the younger generation today.

Day two of the event saw a dialogue among men led by Men For Change as day three was used to have young people in Scottsdene slugging it out in various sport activities together with the police.

The event was wrapped up on the fourth day on with the march to the against crime especially domestic violence GBV related crimes.

Part of the activities during the event was the school visits by the Police to go and engage school-going children at the High Schools and Primary Schools in Kraaifontein policing precinct.

Before the main address by the Deputy Commissioner Maj Gen Mpumelelo Manci elderly people were given educational information about Arthritis, Epilepsy and Gout and how they can deal with or prevent them.

Maj Gen Manci praised elderly people for the role they have played in society. He said young people should be in the forefront of protecting elderly as they were raised by them when they grew up.

He said elderly people had to treated with honour and dignity.