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2022/07/15      |  Written By:  Mr M Ngxukumeshe   |   Province:  Western Cape

Preparations are in full swing as leaders of Western Cape Men for Change and Womens’ Network have their sleeves rolled up to finalise Mandela Day three day event programme and activities scheduled to start on Sunday 17 July 2022.

Armed with the theme, “Thetha Ndoda alias Praat Mane” an outreach programme is set to be unleashed to the community of Saldanha in what the Chairperson of Men For Change, Captain Lindikhaya Mkontwana has associated it with the spirit of nation-building.

The event is expected to be wrapped up by GBVFMen’s indaba through an internal men’s dialogue interactive engagement with 30 men from each cluster of Vredendal and Vredenburg on the 19 July 2022.

Mkontwana who is also the National Deputy Secretary of Men For Change said they have had back to back meetings, spending sleepless nights in crafting and drafting community-orientated programmes befitting, what former late President Nelson Mandela has championed in his life.  

He said the event whose main purpose was to raise awareness through education and coaching men on issues relating to gender based violence, domestic violence in the community, where they live and other forms of abuse in the workplace like, Sexual Harassment and  stalking.

Their first stop would start at Vital Connect Centre an old Age Home and Early Childhood Development in Saldanha. On the 17 and 18 July 2022 the undercoat and second coat or primary coat to the wall of the elderly home building would be conducted respectively.

The occasion that will be led by Men For Change and Womens’ Network as well as the other external role-players will help to distribute 67 loaves of bread which will be donated by a local bakery as part of 67 minutes of Mandela Day.

The event organisers have made a passionate plea to the Cluster commanders and Station commanders to assist in ensuring that members attend this important session and support the Men for Change on a quest to fight the scourge of GBVF.