Pontsho Nkgapela and myself volunteered to go on a camp with twenty children. Five from Mpfunzo Primary School, five from Motheo Primary School, five from Legora Primary School, and five from Stanza Bopape Community Health and Development Centre. The Principal from Legora Primary School would not allow his children to go to camp on short notice, so we balanced the equation by taking five more students from Stanza Bopape Community Health and Development Centre.
We arrived at Magalisburg just before six in the evening and the children loved the environment. We set a campfire where we ate supper, sung and danced songs of praise and worship to the almighty God. Others rendered solo items such as dance, poetry and song.
The next morning we hiked to Grootkloof where we had to de-weed a plant from South America known as Senna . The reason for this was to preserve our environment as this plant was growing all over Africa at a rapid rate as no animal or insect was feeding on it. We managed to do this with the assistance of Michael and Otti who are from the Mountain Club of South Africa, Magaliesberg Section.
I spoke to Noeksie and Phillip who are the main reason why we where at this camp. They said that the purpose for taking the children to nature and especially mountains is because thatís where the strength of God is the most. They want to see the venture growing in the whole of Africa. The theme for the camp is based on nature, the environment, education, physical being, activities and teamwork, of which we witnessed amongst the children. Lincorn Shivambu from Pick ní Pay, Glennita and Melissa where also part of the camp as volunteers, and fully participated within the whole programme.
On behalf of Stanza Bopape Community Health and Development Centre, Myself and Pontsho Nkgapela we would like to thank you for your love for children.
Yours in Service Delivery
(Student Social Auxiliary Worker)