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ABM party brings joy to children

THE South Durban Basin (SDB) Area Based Management (ABM) department hosted about 300 children at a carnival-themed day of fun and education on 19 December.

The event for children in need was not only a day of fun and games, but educational too, with child safety, promotion of reading and environmental protection being the key focus.

“It is rewarding to see the joy on the children’s faces. The event was well-supported by local businesses and partners,” said SDB ABM social development co-ordinator, Anitha Govender.

The children enjoyed clowns, balloon sculpting, magic shows, a petting zoo, art zone, face painting, jumping castles, candy floss and popcorn and were surprised and excited when Santa Claus arrived on a yellow fire engine.

“I am privileged to be part of such an initiative and the community is grateful to the SDB ABM for doing this for our underprivileged children,” said steering committee member, Sharin Rajman.

SDB ABM manager, Eurakha Singh added: “In a climate of poverty, abuse, neglect and lack of access to education, it was heartening to see the happiness and carefree smiles on the children’s faces as they had fun throughout the day.”

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