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Children say no to abuse

ALEXANDRA - Pupils from Pholosho Junior Secondary School say no to abuse during a Christmas Carols function organised by the Women and Men Against Child Abuse.

Pholosho Junior Secondary School pupils had their eyes glued to the stage as they were treated with an early Christmas celebration last week.

It was clear from the children’s screams and applause that the entertainment provided was a definite winner. The Christmas Carol Celebration event, which was hosted by Women and Men against Child Abuse, was a way of bringing joy to the children during 16 Days of Activism.

The organisation’s director Miranda Friedman said, “It has been a horrendous year for children this year. There’s been rape, deaths, abuse, etc. It has been a bad year. We wanted to bring something positive and give back.”

From their response it was clear that the children enjoyed the beautiful sounds of one of the country’s top choirs, Imilonji KaNtu. The choir performed a number of songs and was followed by dance and musical items from some of the pupils which resulted in cheers and roars from the audience.

The children were also taught about abuse and were encouraged to speak up should they experience any form of abuse. ‘Say no to abuse,’ the children chanted in unison.

School principal Margaret Thage said it was an honour to have the event at their school. “Thank you so much for coming and making the community aware of such issues,” Thage said. “We are all joining hands to say no to child abuse.”


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